Half Marathon Dedication - Mile-by-Mile
July 10, 2017
BENEFITING: UnityPoint Health Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2017
Be a Blank Children’s All Star!
Amera was born in 2013 and shortly after birth we realized something was off. She wouldn't eat and she was losing weight rapidly. She was referred to different specialists at Mercy Hospital, Blank Children's Hospital, and University of Iowa Children's Hospital. After seeing 10+ specialists, Amera was finally diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome. 1 in 810,000 individuals are diagnosed with this syndrome. Without the AMAZING dedication and persistency of Blank Children's and U of Iowa's Children Hospital, we would not have a diagnosis and/or the special care we receive monthly from her team of doctors.
So this year, I am running in honor of Amera, her team of doctors, and to kick something off my bucket list...a half marathon! Will you support me as I run to raise funds for Blank Children's Hospital?
At Blank Children’s, we rely on the support of our community to deliver the best care, state-of-the-art facilities and much-needed programs for children and families. We also know the importance of activity for kids of all ages. For the third year in a row, Blank Children’s will partner with Zoom Performance and the IMT Des Moines Marathon to form the Blank Children’s All Stars race team! Blank Children's All Stars go the extra mile by running in one of the IMT Marathon weekend events and raising money to support kids & families at Blank Children's! Funds from this year's race will help support the expansion of our Pediatric Therapy clinic. Support an All Star today!