Joe's Marathon for the Bassets

For: Guardian Angel Basset Rescue - GABR
Dwight, IL
Organizer: Joe Chow
Joe's Marathon for the Bassets (Guardian Angel Basset Rescue - GABR)
$1,350
of $2,620 goal.
Raised by 27 donors
51% Complete

The Story

On January 14, 2018 I will be running my first ever marathon in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Arizona. I will be raising funds with all proceeds being donated to the Guardian Angel Basset Rescue. 

Guardian Angel Basset Rescue has spent years saving and providing the necessary care to Basset Hounds from all over the United States. GABR has changed thousands of lives of not only Bassets, but also the lives of those that are lucky enough to foster or adopt these lovable dogs. 


I anticipate my training to be painful. I know my runs will be difficult. What is truly difficult, however, are the lives that these Bassets endure before GABR can rescue them and lead them on the road to recovery. I am inspired by the efforts of this amazing foundation that never gives up, and I will think about the resilience of these dogs as I motivate myself to put one foot in front of the other, over and over again for 26.2 miles.

As I begin my journey, I encourage you to get involved. I am raising money for GABR so we can further extend the positive impact on more lives across the country. Of course, I’ll be paying for all expenses of the marathon myself; every penny donated will be given directly to GABR to support the rescue.


I aim to raise $2,620 – first as a tribute to the 26.2 miles I look to complete in January and secondly because I thought $26,200,000 to be a bit ambitious. Every dollar you donate, including any extra funds that are raised above the $2,620 goal, will be donated directly into the GABR bank account. Supporting GABR by contributing $1 for every mile I run is equivalent to a $26.20 charitable donation. 


Please support the tireless, good-hearted work of Guardian Angel Basset Rescue with a donation today. Whether you want to donate by the mile or a single amount, no donation is too small! 

Thank you, and I hope that together, we can provide just a little extra support to a foundation that selflessly supports those without a voice.

-Joe 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 15, 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018

Well after months of hard work and recovering from surgery I completed the full 26.2 miles. I want to personally thank all of our donors who supported a great cause. Though we did not reach the full goal, we were able to raise a substantial amount of money for GABR. As for the race, I completed it in 4 hours and 30 minutes, and ended up in the top 45%.

Again, thank you to all that donated to a worthy cause. Great job everyone! 


Posted on January 14, 2018

Posted on January 14, 2018

Today is the day! Starting in about an hour, and we’ve hit just over 50% of the goal. I hope more donations come in as I run for the next few hours! Wish me luck! 


Posted on January 13, 2018

Posted on January 13, 2018

Tomorrow morning it‘s gametime! 7:50 AM MST, hoping to keep it under 4 hours. I’m in corral 4 of 20, so let’s hope I can keep up. Live tracking will be enabled throughout the race. Let’s do it for the bassets! 

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