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Bloody Hell, a Fundraising Page for Cute Kittens and Puppies? BRILLIANT

Megan O'Brien

Hello friends, family, and potential kind strangers looking at my page!

For those who know me, they know that it's not exactly rare for me to randomly come home with a stray animal I found (currently that has taken the form of my drool-prone, yet sweet, foster cat, Harrison). Ever since I was young, I've loved animals (to the point of there being a concerning amount of time where I apparently pretended to be a dog. God bless my parents). I've been involved with various animal welfare organizations over the years through fostering, volunteering and fundraising. However, PAWS Chicago is one that has really stuck with me through the years through its strong and dedicated commitment to dogs and cats in the Chicagoland area.

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.

I have run the Chicago Marathon in the past as a part of Team PAWS and it has been a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience. So when the opportunity presented itself to run the London Marathon on behalf of PAWS, I couldn't jump at it fast enough. While the fundraising goal is steep, I couldn't imagine anything better than running in London for an organization I'm so passionate about. Unless they served donuts at the finish line. That would put it over the top.

Thank you so much again for taking the time to check out my cause. I greatly appreciate your time and support in this endeavor!

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 again!


raised of $6,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. Christie O'Brien
Show London what "running like the wind" means when you're from Chicago!
2. The Elsbernds
Good luck!
3. The Friend Family
Great cause Megan!! Good luck!
4. Anonymous
From a friend of yours and animals!!
5. Claire Goulding
Just returned from beautiful London. Great place for marathons of all types! Wishing you & your furry friends the best!
6. Trish Capitanini