BENEFITING: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
ORGANIZER: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
EVENT: Hamptons Marathon and Half
EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2017
I am honored to be part of Team ALS and help raise funds to develop a cure for ALS. In May 2016, my mother was diagnosed with ALS. Prior to that, I had only heard about ALS through the infamous Ice Bucket challenge and didn't know much about this disease. After witnessing how devastating this disease can be first-hand, I am hopeful that my commitment to raise awareness can help provide support to other families faced with the impacts of ALS.
When I first started running I didn't enjoy or appreciate it like I do now. It wasn't until I shifted my mindset to realizing all the serenity and beauty of nature one can experience during long runs that I fully realized how lucky I am. I am thankful for everyday I am able to get out of bed and enjoy what other's may not have the ability to do. I am privileged to now say I am a 1/2 marathon finisher, marathon finisher, 1/2 Ironman finisher and full Ironman finisher.
Thank you so much for your support!