I am switching my next Run For Our Sons run up a bit. This time, I will be competing in Ohio and completing back to back events: a 10K race and a 5K race run within minutes of each other. I will take the evening off and then lace up again in the morning to complete a half marathon.
I know some think I am crazy for doing such runs. They wonder about my motivation and have said they would only run when pigs fly. These comments are why I decided to participate with the Run For Our Sons team in the 2014 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The race is appropriately named, and I won’t even hold anyone to their promise of running when pigs fly (because I am certain I will see lots of pigs flying during race weekend). Instead, I will be happy to do the running and simply ask that you please support me by helping to raise awareness about this fatal genetic muscle-wasting disease which has directly impacted my family.
My running motivation—my nephew, Wil. Wil is thirteen, but Duchenne prevents him from participating in many of the activities that his friends are involved with. To date, there is no cure or treatment to stop the progression of Duchenne.
Those with Duchenne are truly in a race against time as their muscles deteriorate further each day.
Please help us put an end to the devastating disorder by making a donation. All funds raised will benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (http://www.parentprojectmd.org) and go directly toward researching a cure. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. My goal for this run is $750.
Together, we will go the distance to end Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
If you prefer, you may also mail a check, made payable to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, to:
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
401 Hackensack Avenue, 9th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(Please note that the check is in honor of Karin Cook/Flying Pig Marathon)
Thank you for your support!