BENEFITING: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK INC
ORGANIZER: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK INC
I have been a member of the NYJL for six years while my mother has been a member for nearly 40 years. I am looking forward to running the marathon, but I am most excited to personally take on this endeavor in honor of my brother who has Becker Muscular Dystrophy. He is a strong, wiry, young guy, but he was diagnosed with this debilitating illness at the age of four. Fortunately, he has a very mild and slow progressing version which allows him to walk, play sports and hike up many peaks (currently in South Africa). But he could never run a distance like this. Since I was young I always ran for him.