Well it is that time of year again! I am beyond excited and honored to be running in the Chicago Marathon for the THIRD time this year on October 13, 2019! I have loved being a part of this amazing organization the past 2 years and feel honored to be running the marathon again to help raise money for MDA.
I am running the marathon as a member of the MDA Team Momentum and, more specifically, the "Muscles For Mike" team for the marathon! As a member of MDA, I’m dedicating my miles, muscles, and personal finish line to helping kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger. Every step I take while training for and racing in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will help MDA fund groundbreaking research to accelerate treatments and cures and provide care and support for families who are counting on us.
This is a organization that is close to my heart. The Muscles For Mike team that I am a part of is lead by one of best and lifelong freinds Amy Degnan. Her, her family, and her brother Mike, who the team is honoring, have been a second family to me since I met Amy at the age of 5. Amy's brother Mike endured his M.D. with positivity, endurance, courage and a great sense of humor. I never once heard Mike complain about his illness but instead always looked at life with a positive attitude and focused on all the thing he could do. His was not just an inspiration to me but to all who knew him and I could not be more proud to be on the MDA Muscles For Mike team and run in honor of him.
Now that you know why I am running, THIS IS WHERE I NEED YOUR HELP! Your donation will help save and improve the lives of individuals with muscular dystrophy and the families who love them. Thanks in part to MDA Team Momentum participants and donors, MDA anticipates more new treatments in development during the next five years than in the previous five decades combined. Your generous donations will help adults and kids with MD live longer and fuller lives!
Thank you again for your support!