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Heather McGowan

Heather McGowan

Welcome Supporters!

As many of you know, I am an avid runner and a cat momma. Our cat Stanley was rescued from the streets of Chicago in the middle of winter by PAWS Chicago. Not long after he was rescued, we scooped him up and brought him to our loving home (we joke that he won the lottery). If it were not for them, we would not have our darling Stan here with us today. Fast forward 2.5 years later and we adopted little Addison to be a partner in crime to Stan. They have grown to love each other: napping together, stealing each other's food, and most importantly chasing each other around the house.

After a hip stress fracture and surgery to stabilize it, I missed out on running the Chicago Marathon in 2018, but I'm on to bigger and better things and I'm going to be running the New York City Marathon in 2019, in support with and alongside Team PAWS. This no-kill shelter is such an important place for animals in Chicago and it is an important place for our family. I've loved being a part of Team PAWS and I'm so excited to run with purpose again this year!

Please consider supporting me by making a donation and helping PAWS Chicago provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets this year. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on people like you to help provide continued care for Chicago's homeless animals.

A little about PAWS:
PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – where all healthy and treatable pets are saved. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless animals euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped more than 80 percent. In 2016, PAWS Chicago found loving homes for more than 5,100 homeless pets.

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

Thank you for your support!



raised of $3,300 goal

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I'm so glad you are healthy and strong enough to run in NYC! You are going to have a blast and raise money for a good cause, too!