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First with MS to Run 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 12 Mos

Organized by: Cheryl Hile

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Happy New Year!
December 31, 2016

I want to thank everyone for your generosity and donating to my 7 on 7 adventure. I have fundraising for a little over a year and I am at 82% See More

THE STORY:

Hello! My name is Cheryl Hile. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October, 2006. I was simply devastated and very scared.

I dealt with the resulting depression by running; however, I soon began tripping and falling. After stumbling twice in a race, finishing with bloody knees, I went to see my neurologist. She said it was drop foot, a common symptom of MS, and she told me to “lower my expectations.” That was upsetting. I was determined not to let MS beat me!

An awesome orthotist built a custom carbon ankle foot orthotic (AFO). The brace holds up my forefoot and I can run without fear of falling. Since then, I have completed more than 200 races, including 30+ marathons. My mantra is, “do what I can and never give up!”

Besides the AFO, I am incredibly lucky to have an amazing husband. Brian’s love, encouragement and willingness to run with me gives confidence and helps me get through the tough miles late in the race.

Brian and I are embarking on an adventure. I want to become the first person with MS to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 12 months. I am definitely not lowering my expectations! By doing this, I hope to inspire people never to lower theirs. I want to encourage others, with or without MS, that they should “do what they can and never give up.” 

I humbly request your donation to meet our travel and race registration needs. Additionally, I am fundraising separately for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please click here if you wish to make a donation directly to them.

Thank you for your help and please spread my message to “do what you can and never give up!”

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$46,465

 

87% Raised of $53,700 Goal

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  • Viera Kair

    $26

  • Vasudha

     

  • Barry

    $40

  • Ryan Kastner

    $105

  • Kalia

    $50

  • David Bareno

    $26

  • Kalia Guheen

    $10

  • Mindy and Tommy

    $60

  • Tim Truitt

    $100

  • Stephanie Whittenberg

    $26

  • Irene Xavier

    $25

  • Richie

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Audrey Pukash Bilsborrow

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barbara Schriber

    $25

  • Kacie B.

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hanger Clinic

    $5,000

  • John O'Dwyer

    $25

  • Forrest

    $100

  • Donald & Jeannette Yeckel

    $200

  • Buenos Aires In-Kind Round Trip Ticket (one)

    $1,485

  • Cindy Pencek

    $50

  • Mary Uhren

    $20

  • Dr. Cool Affiliate Link

    $15

  • Jenn Mascari

    $25

  • Aunt & Uncle

     

  • Irene Xavier

    $40

  • Henna

     

  • Susan Marx

    $20

  • Mary Duarte

    $50

  • Alice Carr

    $25

  • Esra Hembrough

    $20

  • Alex Hubenko

    $30

  • Charmaine Samahin-Manns

    $15

  • Chay Mendoza

    $20

  • Courtney Aguila

    $15

  • Mary Baron

    $30

  • Dawn Reser

    $30

  • Mindy Schroeder

    $30

  • Honolulu In-Kind Hotel

    $205

  • Ann and Richard

    $100

  • Susanna Pastell

    $50

  • Mary Polytaridis

    $45

  • Heather Ledezma

    $30

  • Nora Bodrian

    $15

  • Wendy Taylor May

    $15

  • Kim Graves

    $15

  • April Burcham

    $100

  • Jon Pascale

    $25

  • Mike Marie

    $100

  • David Bareno

    $15

  • Carla Velasquez

    $15

  • The Spowart Family

     

  • Kari Biermann

    $25

  • tricia stirling

    $15

  • The Mandarino's

    $100

  • Fe Ibale

    $50

  • Julie Uhren

    $20

  • Khushbu Gokalgandhi

    $20

  • Magdalene Reutter

    $50

  • Jane Woodmansee

    $25

  • Kelley Aydelotte

    $25

  • Pamela Dye

    $20

  • Rodney Glass

    $25

  • Barbara Medved

    $10

  • Darlene Piche

    $100

  • Ryan

     

  • chris ruch

    $10

  • Setlock Family

     

  • Tom Ann Casey

    $50

  • Emma Radovich

    $25

  • Heidi Cassel

     

  • Mellie

    $10

  • Joyce Smith

    $25

  • Jerry Silverman

    $25

  • Beth Murphy

    $50

  • Laurel Riek

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Andre Filiatrault

    $250

  • Nancy

    $50

  • Shane Volkmann and Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hanger Clinic

    $7,950

  • Lara

    $82

  • Marilyn Schmid

    $25

  • Dave Schmid and Kim Miller

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Eric Olen

     

  • Astrid Falkenberg

    $50

  • Devin Beazley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nancy M

    $50

  • Veronica Abreu

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Roosevelt

    $600

  • Auntie Mare

    $25

  • Challenged Athletes Foundation 2017 Grant Recipient

    $2,000

  • Andie

    $50

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Organized by

Cheryl Hile

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

Help Cheryl get to her next marathon!

Itinerary and Estimated Costs (airfare, basic room for 5 nights, public transportation, race registration fees)

$5,025
Cape Town - Sept 2016

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Race Registration

$5,445
Buenos Aires - Oct 2016

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Race Registration

$2,525
Honolulu - Dec 2016

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Race Registration

$23,300
Antarctica - Jan 2017

  • Airfare
  • Race Package (airfare Chile to Antarctica, hotel, race registration)

$7,580
Tokyo - Feb 2017

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Race Registration

$4,200
Vienna - Apr 2017

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Race Registration

$5,625
Christchurch - Jun 2017

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Race Registration

The Team: $46,465 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Andie

Andie

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Challenged Athletes Foundation 2017 Grant Recipient

Challenged Athletes Foundation 2017 Grant Recipient

DONATION: $2,000

3 months ago

Auntie Mare

Auntie Mare

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Roosevelt

Roosevelt

DONATION: $600

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Veronica Abreu

Veronica Abreu

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Nancy M

Nancy M

DONATION: $50

Here's a little cheerleading for your upcoming race! I know it will be awesome! Go, Cheryl, go! 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Keep up the good work of inspiring others! 7 months ago

Devin Beazley

Devin Beazley

DONATION: $50

UCSD Staff member and runner 7 months ago

Astrid Falkenberg

Astrid Falkenberg

DONATION: $50

I'm so very proud of you, Cheryl. You are an inspiration. I've missed you! 7 months ago

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