BENEFITING: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
EVENT: Missoula Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
Mileage Tracker: 26
I'm running all 50 states by the time I'm 60 years old (5 years from Sept) to raise awareness and funding for the International Perthes Study Group, a registered 501c-3 organization. You can also find me on facebook at Run 50 by 60 for Perthes.
Perthes disease is a bone disease that affects 1 of 20,000 children ages +/- 5-12 yrs old. Children are restricted from physical activity and, many times, placed in very restrictive casts and braces as well as crutches and wheelchairs. There is no known cause for Perthes (death of the femoral head) and no known prevention or cure.
My son was diagnosed just before his 8th bday and spent two years on crutches, 3 months in a restrictive A-brace, and finally had a femoral osteotomy cutting his femur in half to reposition it into his hip socket.
WIth your help, research funding can grow and the the cause for Perthes can finally be found. Your donation also helps to educate physicians and caregivers and provides support for kids and families affected by Perthes. --- Thank you, in advance.
The TCSNYC Marathon will be my 9th marathon - and my 6th this year!