I am running the 2014 Boston Marathon and am very excited to join the Journey Forward Team! My goal is to raise $5000 to support this unbelievable organization. Journey Forward is dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program. Exercise is important to everyone and even more so to those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury. An average able bodied person can walk around throughout the day; and that simple task of walking puts needed stress on the body to insure proper bone density, muscle growth, and many other bodily functions. When an individual suffers a spinal cord injury and are required to sit in a wheelchair all day, they are no longer able to obtain the benefits that come from the average activities of daily living. Journey Forward is an exercise based program designed to assist those with Spinal Cord Injuries so they too can achieve some of these most basic lifelong functions and benefits.
I hope that by running the marathon for Journey Forward we can all come together to give hope to those with spinal cord injuries.
I appreciate your support and hope to see you on race day!