For most of my working life I have been incredibly blessed to work with healthcare providers, patients, families and advocates of those affected by rare diseases. The individuals and families I have encountered over the years are beyond inspiring, and motivate me every day! This year I am thrilled and honored to join Team MAGIC, and raise money to help The MAGIC Foundation provide help, education and assistance to families with rare growth disorders. (Please read a message from The MAGIC Foundation below)! I will be running the Walt Disney World 10K on Friday, January 11th. Please consider supporting me and these families. Any amount is helpful, thank you so much!! ~ Jessica
Magic Foundation wrote:
The MAGIC Foundation has a team of runners participating in several events during the Walt Disney World marathon weekend. We have participants in the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon all running/walking to raise awareness and funds for The MAGIC Foundation.
MAGIC has been participating in the Disney Marathon for the past 7 years. We have raised almost $175,000!
Funds raised from the event will be used to help families in need attend our annual convention. During the convention families will attend educational segments where they will hear up-to-date information on their child's specific growth disorder, as well as attend social gatherings with their families. The convention is an amazing weekend for the families and a great place for our MAGIC kids to realize they are not alone living with their disorder!
A huge thank you to all our runners and donors because without you The MAGIC Foundation would not be able to continue its important mission. Children have a short time to grow and a lifetime to live with the results! Our commitment is to reduce the emotional and physical trauma caused by growth disorders, resulting in healthier, happier children and, consequently, adults.