BENEFITING: The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association
EVENT: Hollywood Half Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 07, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 40
Completed Charity Miles: 75
I, like an estimated 2.6 million people, have Charcot-Marie-Tooth (also known also CMT).
- CMT is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy and is found worldwide among all races and ethnic groups.
- CMT is a disorder in which the nerves that control the muscles degenerate and muscles weaken because the affected nerves no longer stimulate them.
CMT has affected not only myself, but my grandmother, aunt, cousin and mother. My grandmother required a wheelchair, my aunt requires leg braces and my cousin required leg braces as a child..
I just want to help spread the word of CMT, because most people don't even know they have it, and help find a cure.The data referenced above and more can be found on the CMTA website at www.cmtausa.org