Ever since I met Kenley as a little girl, she had an infectious smile that could light up a room and touched everyone that she met. She took on her massive battle with mitochondrial disease like a fighter while still managing to keep her bubbly personality and most importantly, her sunny smile.
Kenley lost her battle with mitochondrial this past January but her story continues on. I want to keep her story going and made the decision to run the Chicago marathon in honor of her and her family.
I am excited to be running as part of team UMDF to help raise awareness and funds to continue research to hopefully, someday, find a cure for mitochondrial disease. My goal is to raise $1,500 but would be thrilled to raise more than my goal. Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated. So here's to successful fundraising and to Kenley's memory!
Thank you for your support!
UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION INC wrote:
Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park. The UMDF's Team Hope Energy Life has participated in the marathon for the past 8 years as a charity partner, and we are excited for our 9th year as a partner with this world-class event.