Team Member: Alec Koondel
"Cause We're Bigger Than Our Bodies Give Us Credit For" - JM
April 10, 2017
EVENT DATE Apr 21, 2018
DAYS TO GO: 30
YOUR BAND ON MY RUN
Welcome to my homepage where I will be participating in a marathon and triathalon to fundraise for Lilly Straley.
Lilly's story can be found below to learn more about her battle with Cystic Fibrosis.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
With a donation, you will have the opportunity to submit a song of your choice to go on my playlist. The number of songs you may submit will be donation-based, but not limited to the following:
- 1 song per $10 donation
- 3 songs per $26.20 donation
- 12 songs per $100 donation
I will listen to this playlist during my training, marathon and triathlon, as I will get to know your music very well.
This will truly be YOUR Band on MY Run!
In Addition: Scott and Staci Koondel will donate $20 for every song that you submit that is on their itunes account...hint: Scott-80's & Staci-Rap
When submitting your donation, please write the song(s) you wish to be added to my playlist in the comment section.
Over the course of the winter and spring, I will publically share this playlist with the donors name next to their respective song.
The list of songs given to me via donation can be found here:
THE EVENTS: 2 Races in April
1. Event One: Athens Marathon
Distance: 26.2 miles
Date: April 9th
2. Event Two: Race for a Reason
Distance: 500m Swimming, 25K Biking, 5K Running
Date: April 22nd
You could not meet a sweeter girl than Lilly or a more devoted mother than Kathy. Over the past eight years they have faced more challenges – and have overcome them – than most of us will see in a lifetime. Lilly was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. With this comes ongoing health struggles and unique daily challenges that impact the whole family. From daily medicines to therapy to a special diet, Lilly’s days are anything but typical. However, she does not let this disease define her, nor did Kathy and her father, Daryn. Lilly tackles life with such sweetness and enthusiasm, and as a family they kept their adventurous spirit, exploring the world and making the most out of every day.
On December 18, 2015, the family experienced a tragic event. Daryn was in a fatal car accident. At the time, he had been working at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine teaching and focusing on CF research – to find a cure for his daughter. With this loss, Kathy and Lilly will now face the world and the challenges of CF alone. This means taking on existing and new expenses, and transitioning their life in a way to manage all of Lilly’s needs and those of any household.
The graduate students of the Sports Administration program at Ohio University join OhioHealth and Race for a Reason to honor Daryn and support Kathy and Lilly through this difficult time. Your donations will help alleviate the challenges of the care and medical coverage Lilly needs on a daily basis, as well as help ensure they have the means they need for her future.
Lilly and her father shared a very special bond - we ask you to help us make a true difference in her life by contributing to Lilly and Kathy. Thank you so much for your consideration.