BENEFITING: Muscular Dystrophy Association
ORGANIZER: Muscular Dystrophy Association
I'm so excited to be running my ELEVENTH marathon... and in New York City, and for such a wonderful cause. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It’s special work powered by special people who give generously.
You probably saw plenty of ice bucket challenge videos this summer -- I decided that, in lieu of a few seconds of very cold water on a hot day, I'd brave the potentially cold temperatures of a Northeast November day... for about 4 hours! I'm hoping you'll support me in this effort -- every dollar counts in curing myscle disease.