Raising Funds to Fuel the Fight for Muscle Health
Chicago Spring 13.1 Fundraising
Join me in supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association's mission to fight muscle disease. Together, we are progress! In 2014 I ran the Chicago Marathon through their lottery. I took on the commitment in 2015 to train towards Muscular Dystrophy Association and finishing to honor my brother, who suffers from this illness. This further instilled in me why I took on this challenge for the Chicago Marathon and The Dallas Marathon in 2015. Throughout my training with Team Momentum I am blessed with the opportunity to meet and train with others that have family members and friends whose lives have also been effected by muscle disease. I am reminded of the simple things I take for granted like walking, breathing, running, smiling and laughing. All these things are effected or essentially become impossible for someone living with muscle disease. In 2016, I have taken on the commitment again to raise money and awearness for The Muscular Dystrophy Association with four races;
The Chicago Spring Half Marathon
The Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon
The Dallas Marathon
As a member of MDA Team Momentum, I am progress. I'm training to complete a marathon/half-marathon every month of this year, and I'm making my miles count, bringing help and hope to more than 1 million Americans living with muscle disease. I have completed a total of 15 half marathons and 5 full marathons in the last 4 years. In San Diego 2015 I my firstsub 2 hour half Marathon and at the Run for the Zoo I PR'ED with a 1 hour 45 minute half marathon. My next race is going to be The First Energy Akron Half Marathon on September 24th.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION HELPS PAY FOR:
- $53 one day of medical supplies at an MDA summer camp
- $100 support group session
- $150 physical therapy consultation at MDA clinic
- $500 annual repairs of wheelchair or other equipment
- $800 week at MDA summer camp for one child
With every step I take, I'm advancing MDA's mission to assist families with health care services and day-to-day support, fund research breakthroughs worldwide, and fight back against dozens of life-threatening muscle diseases.
Please join me! Sponsor my effort with a donation - and be sure to find out if your employer offers a matching gift program; it could make your gift go twice as far. Leave the legwork to me, and together we'll move toward a future in which muscle health, not muscle disease, prevails.
UPDATE:This year I decided to take on the Chicago Spring 13.1 and The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Through my 13.1 efforts I raised $847 and have a goal to raise a total of $5000 by the end of September. Please consider making a donation to support me in my efforts to reaching this goal