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This is MY 40! Running 7 Continents in 1 year BLINDFOLDED!

Organized by: E.J. Scott

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THE STORY:

I am losing my eye sight to a genetic degenerative eye disease called Choroideremia (CHM). It attacks peripherally and erodes the sight inward until a tunnel vision and then total blindness. Im legally blind now and in that tunnel vision area.

My grandfather was blind from it, my brother has it, my two little nephews have it, my mother, aunt and sister are all carriers of it. Some side effects are light sensitivity (UV rays will also speed up the progression), night blindness, affected depth perception.

Im 39 years old now. In 2012 I had recently lost about 70 lbs and I decided to start running marathons. I ran 12 marathons in 2012 in 12 states BLINDFOLDED. I was able to raise over $150,000 for The Choroideremia Research Foundation (CRF). It was the hardest year of my life but also the most rewarding. I was able to get a short film called RUNNING BLIND made about that year that was accepted into several film festivals and will hopefully be available for public view soon.

On November 6th, 2015 I'll turn 40 years old. In that year, before I turn 41, I want to run a marathon on every continent. Yes, including Antarctica. I will run all of them for The CRF and The Foundation for Fighting Blindness (FFB), and I will share each continent with another charity that means a lot to me. Im still figuring out which foundations exactly, but Ill be raising money for ALS, Autism, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Rett Syndrome, helping kids and animals. My overall, goal will be to raise $500,000 altogther for the charities.

The money donated here will go toward the cost of getting me to all the marathons (the cost of Antarctica alone will be over $20,000 for both my guide and myself) and possibly equipment, depending on how much Im able to raise. I'd also like to make another documentary or web series about my year. Please give what you can. Any help is a big help.

Visit www.ejscott.com for more info.
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John Morrison

John Morrison

DONATION: $50

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Linke

Linke

DONATION: $100

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Doug Friedlander

Doug Friedlander

DONATION: $100

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Ed scott

Ed scott

DONATION: $300

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INK Public Relations

INK Public Relations

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Dave Hill

Dave Hill

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Michael Stenning

Michael Stenning

DONATION: $10

All the best :) 1 year ago

Marion scott

Marion scott

DONATION: $300

We get closer and closer everyday to a cure because of your determination and commitment.we are very proud of you! 1 year ago

Holly Perkins

Holly Perkins

DONATION: $100

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