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13.1 Miles for Gun Safety

This May I am running the Brooklyn Half Marathon for the second time. While the first time I ran the race for myself, this time I wanted to run for a cause. I will be running the 13.1 miles this year to raise money for Everytown for Gun Safety. Everytown for Gun Safety is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control and against gun violence. 

As I am sure most can relate, I was saddened and sickened by the news of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As I was at the news of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida... unfortunately we all know too well that this list goes on. I have continuously felt helpless in the fight against gun violence. Every time another tragedy occurs, I am sad, I mourn, I think "something has to change" and "how can I help?" and then because I don't know what else to do I go back to everyday life.

If you've ever felt like me, that you've wanted to do something more, something to make this country and our communities safer from gun violence, but didn't know how, I encourage you to donate to Everytown for Gun Safety and support me in my 13.1 miles.

Your generous donation helps Everytown work to prevent gun violence and save lives by:
Pressuring lawmakers to improve our gun laws
Raising awareness about gun violence
Educating the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership
Mobilizing grassroots supporters
Connecting and amplifying the voices of survivors of gun violence

If you would like to learn more about Everytown for Gun Safety you can visit their website here .

On May 19th I will be running for the children, the students, the teachers, the men, and the women who no longer have that privilege due to gun violence.


  • Ernie Wechsler
    • $150 
    • 6 yrs


Jessica Fried
New York, NY
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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