Run Happy (in memory of Carla and Rachel)

On October 25, 2015 I will be participating in the 2015 Rock ’n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon as a member of Team ASPCA, a national fundraising and endurance training program. I am excited to be participating as a member of Team ASPACA. 

Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. The ASPCA is very important to me and I appreciate your help as we fight to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life. Please support me by making a donation and help me make a positive impact in the lives of animals!  My rescue kitty Vern and I thank you for your support!

On a personal, this is the race that saved my life. I run it every year!  Rachel and Carla were two very dear friends from my college days.  We attended CMU together and reunited often after graduating.  During a visit to California, the girls were in a plane crash and sadly didn't survive.  I was asked to go with them, but decided last minute that I should stay and prep for my big race.  I am lucky that I made that choice and am sad that my friends are no longer with us.  I run this race in their memory.  Thank you for your support and encouragment!  #runhappy


About the ASPCA: Fighting for animals is a 24/7 job, but your commitment makes it possible for our life-saving programs to create happy endings for those innocent lives touched by cruelty. Every single day of the year, we are rescuing animals from neglect and suffering. With your support, we are able to rescue animals from dog fighting, cockfighting, and puppy mills, work to end animal homelessness and farm animal cruelty, and provide medical care for countless pets in need. Please help us save even more animals and donate to this Team ASPCA campaign today.

Personal campaign progress

$ 820.00 raised to date
Personal Fundraising Goal
$ 500.00

Recent Donors

Name Amount
Edward Wakeman $25.00
MaryChristine Chaudhari $50.00
Dave Bakalyar $35.00
Cynthia Wallace $35.00
Carly Strachan $35.00


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Campaign Donors:

  • Edward Wakeman

    $ 25.0010 / 26 / 2015

    Hey Shelley!!! Break a leg...wait...wrong arena. Just do it!! (stolen) Ummm...WIN!! How's that?

  • MaryChristine Chaudhari

    $ 50.0010 / 25 / 2015

    We love you Shelley!!! Hugs and high fives!!!! - MC3

  • Dave Bakalyar

    $ 35.0010 / 22 / 2015

    Go Get'em Shelley!

  • Carly Strachan

    $ 35.0010 / 21 / 2015

    Love you, Shelley! Miss Carla and Rachel's beautiful spirits.

  • Andrew Kilpatrick

    $ 25.0010 / 19 / 2015

    Run Happy!

  • Anonymous

    $ 25.0010 / 17 / 2015

    Run like you stole it!

  • Richard Luke

    $ 50.0010 / 16 / 2015

    Go Shelley!

  • Marcia Luke-van Dijk

    $ 100.0010 / 16 / 2015

    Go Shelley!!!

  • Sarah Miller

    $ 50.0010 / 15 / 2015

    Good Luck Shelley!

  • Nicole Nagy

    $ 50.0010 / 12 / 2015

    The pups and I will be cheering you on!!

  • Dana, Aaron, and Drew Vaccaro

    $ 25.0010 / 1 / 2015

    Go Shelley GO!

  • Sarah Pepper

    $ 25.0009 / 30 / 2015

    I am proud of you for living to your fullest and making a difference! Hugs!