If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the above photo, showing my staging of my race-day outfit for Seawheeze 2017. What you may not know is the meaning behind the singlet that I chose to wear for the race.
As you might be aware (if you’ve talked to me in person at all over the past few months), I’m currently in full training mode for the upcoming Chicago Marathon.
For this marathon, I’ve decided to register as a part of Team Momentum, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
As a member of MDA Team Momentum, I’m dedicating my miles, muscles and personal finish line to helping kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.
This organization is personally meaningful for me, since I have been dealing with a still undiagnosed neuro-muscular disorder for most of my life. I am one of the lucky ones – my disorder doesn’t limit me the way that these disorders do for many others. I am so fortunate to be able to be as active as I am, and want to be able to help those who aren’t as lucky as I am.
I want to live in a world where everyone who wants to be active can do so and live their best life possible – the MDA is helping make that happen.
Every dollar I raise while training and racing in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will help the MDA fund groundbreaking research to accelerate treatments (and cures) and provide support for the families impacted by these debilitating conditions.
This is where you come in. Donations as a part of this campaign will help save and improve the lives of individuals with muscular dystrophy and the families who love them. Thanks in part to MDA Team Momentum participants and donors, MDA anticipates more new treatments in development during the next five years than in the previous five decades combined.
I know that we all frequently get asked to support various charitable causes. But, if you’re willing/able, any support you can give towards my mission of raising money for this great organization, I would appreciate more than words can express.
Help me help the MDA continue its momentum!
Here’s the link to my fundraising page if you’d like to make a donation or find out more: http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/EnduranceEvent/NationalEnduranceCenter?px=4400951&pg=personal&fr_id=23378