On the behalf of myself, my family, the MDA, Team Momentum, and those personally affected from neuromuscular diseases along with their families, WE THANK YOU! We're making a difference! ❤️
April 30, 2017
BENEFITING: Muscular Dystrophy Association
ORGANIZER: Muscular Dystrophy Association
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am thrilled to annouce that I have the great honor of representing MDA Team Momentum at the 2017 Boston Marathon. As a member of MDA Team Momentum, I am dedicating my miles, muscles and personal finish line to helping my sister, Danielle, live longer and grow stronger.
Muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases affect the neuromuscular system in the body. These diseases weaken muscles, both voluntary and involuntary, to include our most important muscle — the heart. They can take away everyday abilities such as walking, running, hugging, getting dressed and even talking and breathing. Independence, unfortunately, is stripped away. They are life-threatening, there are few treatments and there is no cure.
This cause is very dear to me. My sister, Danielle, has been living with muscular dystrophy for 27 years and I lost my brother, DJ, when he was only 19 months old. I am so thankful to have them in my life, as they have given me purpose. I watch Danielle prosper daily and she inspires me with her spirit and positivity. She and DJ give me the strength and motivation to fight for them, and for those like them. Every step I take will help MDA fund groundbreaking research to accelerate treatments and find cures.
This is where you come in. Your donation will help improve, and potentially save, the lives of individuals like Danielle and DJ. 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!
Let’s keep and build upon this momentum. Please consider making a donation, not only to support me in my upcoming race, but more importantly to support those individuals living with these diseases and their families. I couldn't be any more appreciative and I thank you so much in advance for your support!