MDA had been apart of my life for a good portion of my life. In 2009 I started volunteering with the MDA Summer Camp. I joined MDA Team Momentum in 2015 as a running endurance program. I have done the MDA muscle walk for quite a few years now.
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.
As a member of MDA Team Momentum, I am progress. I'm training to complete 6 MDA Team Momentum signature races. 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 19 half marathons and 7 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 El Paso Half Marathon.
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: BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT IN 2015 and 2016 I WAS ABLE TO RAISE A LITTLE OVER $7500 FROM THE EIGHT RACES AND YOUR HELP DURING THE MDA HOLIDAY LOCK UP.