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North Shore Animal League - Bianca's Furry Friends- EJ Scott 7 Continent Marathon Run in 2016

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E.J. Scott

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 2009 I lost 70lbs and raised money for the CRF. In 2010 I ran my first marathon in Chicago and raised money for the CRF. In 2012 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. Now in 2016 I will run a marathon on every continent. Raising money for several great causes, and seeing the world before its too late for me. Just in case a cure or treatment doesn't happen in time. Better safe than sorry right? 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 several charities including: The CRF and The Foundation for Fighting Blindness (FFB), Hilarity for Charity (Alzheimers), RettSyndrome.org, The North Shore Animal League (Bianca's Furry Friends) and ALS, Autism, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Rett Syndrome, helping kids and animals. My overall, goal will be to raise $500,000 altogther for the charities by the end of 2016. The money donated here will go toward my $500,000 goal for all the charities for the year. Thank you so much for your help!! Please help on social media spread the word about what Im doing. Visit www.ejscott.com for more info. Follow me on Twitter... @ejscott My Instagram will have pics of my year... @ejscott1106 I have FaceBook pages that are public, please feel free to follow and add comments. Thank you!!

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