November 07, 2016
"Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease (passed from an affected parent to their child) causing uncontrolled growth of cysts in the kidney eventually leading to kidney failure. It affects all racial and ethnic groups equally."
On November 6, 2016, I wil be running in the NYC Marathon to raise money for PKD. Polycystic Kidney Disease has become a Neighborly Newton cause in recent years with great success for a wonderful family. This will be my 4th marathon; you can count on me to finish.
There are two types of PKD: autosomal dominant (ADPKD) and autosomal recessive (ARPKD). ADPKD is the more common type and affects more than 600,000 Americans and 14.2 million people worldwide. ARPKD is a rare form of the disease that occurs in 1 in 20,000 children worldwide."
You can keep me honest with my training here: http://runkeeper.com/user/mcmtraining
All money raised is for the PKD Foundation Campaign. I have made a donation to cover my own marathon entry fee.