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Help Erin raise money

For participating in 2021 FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay

My Story…

Did you know that Sixty Percent (60%) of our children enter kindergarten without sufficient skills, knowledge, or abilities to engage with kindergarten-level instruction ?

Those who start behind stay behind, with higher dropout rates, crime rates, and grade retention; and only ~15% make it to college... and fewer than that finish college.  Also, minority and low income groups are heavier hit, broadening their socioeconomic status gap even further. 

8.4 million American adults are classified as functionally illiterate**.
Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43% live in poverty, and 70% of adult welfare recipients have low literacy levels.

Early literacy intervention can address these challenges and positively shape a child’s trajectory in life

I am running this marathon to collect donations which will help fight the cycle of poverty, starting with portions of my community, in order ito: 

Ensure ALL Pre Kindergarten to 3rd Grade students (little children, who are powerless victims with no voices or choices) hit the ground running, with the knowledge and skills required to succeed... 

via resources and programs utilized by the elementary school in my town.  This is one stop on that journey. 

All proceeds will go to fund Westwood Elementary School's ongoing Early Childhood Literacy initiative in Wellington, Ohio.

For those of you who do not have school aged children, please note that your single contribution could improve a fellow human's educational, socioeconomic, and overall lifetime satisfaction. Giving one child the proper resources to start school prepared drastically improves their lives, their  children's lives, and so forth.  

This is a gift that keeps on giving

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Many Thanks,


Disclaimer: Neither I nor this event are affiliated with the school district professionally, or in any other legal way.  WEVSD is not legally, financially, or in any other way responsible for this event, communications about this event, contributions to this event or anything else related to this event.  The district is not a sponsor of this event.



Donate to help Erin raise money for 2021 FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay’s fundraising campaign.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 04 Facebook Fundraiser I ran this campaign on Facebook roo. Dontations totalled ~300. This is net of fees. $260.00
Sep 30 Glenn H Pretty sure you would finish but wanted to make sure before donating. Haha $25.00
Sep 26 Brianna Johnson 💕 Undisclosed amount
Sep 25 Breck Nielsen Way to go, Erin! This is awesome! Undisclosed amount
Sep 25 claudia m. Great job! $50.00
Sep 25 Sheryl Bailey Proud of you and your bleeding heart. Dad said it would wear you down. Guess not. $100.00
Sep 25 Rick Skaggs Race Cars $50.00
Sep 25 april $25.00
Sep 25 MZ Keep on going $50.00
Sep 25 Anonymous Undisclosed amount