BENEFITING: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC
ORGANIZER: ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Inspired by my mother who became a competitive runner later in life, I decided in mid 2014 to pick up running. I was severly overweight and could barely run a half mile. I entered a 3 mile race, with just the goal of finishing. By the end of the race, I was hooked and set my sights on a half marathon. Two years, five half marathons and several races later, I have set my sights on the NYC Marathon. As part of the 9+1 program in 2015, I received guaranteed entry into the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon, however have decided to run for charity as well.
I use my mother as inspiration to get through all of my long runs. In late 2014, my mother started experiencing symtpoms of what we would come to learn was Rheumatoid Arthritis, which began to progress quickly. While it is now managed, it has affected her ability to race competitively. Although being the tough person she is, she still gets out for a jog a few times a week.
If you are able, please join me as I run for the cause and support the Arthritis Foundation.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTHEAST REGION INC wrote -
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We lead the fight for the Arthritis community and help conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life -- and making each day another stride towards a cure.
By running on our team, you have guaranteed entry to one of the world’s most exciting running experiences. You are also taking us one step closer to finding a cure for arthritis, a crippling disease that affects 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children.