I’m Running 52.4 Miles for Animals! They Are “Worth the Hurt”

Posted by Eileen Francisco, ALDF Guest Blogger on June 27, 2014

At midnight on Sunday, July 27, I will run the San Francisco “Worth the Hurt” double marathon. I will run through the city’s dark and extremely hilly streets for 26.2 miles. As soon as I cross the finish line, I’ll run the same marathon course again. That’s 52.4 miles of running—a challenge indeed—but I feel strongly that giving animals a voice in our legal system is worth this extreme effort. My run is nothing in comparison to the plight of suffering animals.


I’m running to benefit the Animal Legal Defense Fund: the only national organization dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.

Every day, the Animal Legal Defense Fund works to protect animals by:

  • Filing groundbreaking lawsuits to stop animal abuse and expand the boundaries of animal law.
  • Providing free legal assistance to prosecutors handling cruelty cases.
  • Working to strengthen state anti-cruelty statutes.
  • Encouraging the federal government to enforce existing animal protection laws.
  • Nurturing the future of animal law through Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters and our Animal Law Program.
  • Providing public education through seminars, workshops and other outreach efforts.

Abusing an animal is wrong. Lasting change can only come when our laws reflect this. By working together, we can demand that society hold abusers accountable for their crimes.

Please help me raise $10,000. A tax deductible donation of any size—$10, $50 or $100—will help me get closer to my $10,000 goal and will make a big difference in the lives of animals.

I urge you to please make as generous a donation as you can. Your support is vital to saving millions of lives from needless suffering because of animal testing, factory farms and roadside entertainment.

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From the bottoms of my heart and feet, I thank you for your generous support!

3 thoughts on “I’m Running 52.4 Miles for Animals! They Are “Worth the Hurt”

  1. Janiec says:

    Thank you so much for everything you on behalf of the animals, Eileen! I’ll be cheering for you.

  2. Cristian Garcia says:

    Keep up the wonderful work your doing for these animals! Were rooting for you!

  3. Tom says:

    Way to go Eileen! You’re an inspiration to us all!

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