ORGANIZER: American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. wrote -
I am dedicating my New York Marathon run to three of the bravest women that I know. My sister and her two daughters, Kerri, Emily, and Molly Jo have been battling chronic Lyme disease for the past several years. A battle not only against a microscopic organism, but also against medical, political and societal ignorance about the disease. Patients and their treating physicians are often ridiculed and even persecuted as they struggle in this battle. As with so many chronic illnesses, research is the key to finding treatments and, one day a cure for this devastating illness. And for a disease that does not get much media attention, donations are desparatele needed. By running in their honor, my prayer is that people will put a face to this disease and understand how it affects the lives of real people everyday. I am blessed to be in good health and am honored to be able to run for those that cannot run for themselves. Please donate today!!