BENEFITING: Cure SMA
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
Elizabeth Harlow wrote -
"They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint." Isaiah 40:31
Stroller Warriors is a running support group for military Moms in the Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune area. Stroller Warriors was founded by a military wife who is directly affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy(SMA), a genetic disease. For the Quintiles 1/2 Marathon, we are teaming up to raise money for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in honor of this family's very special little man.
The motor neurons affect the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, and swallowing. It is a relatively common "rare disorder": approximately 1 in 6000 babies born are affected, and about 1 in 40 people are genetic carriers.
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure by: