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Name of Event: Plattsburgh Half Marathon & NYC Marathon
Date of Event: Plattsburgh Half - April 22, 2012
NYC Marathon - November 4, 2012
As many of you are aware, I am an avid runner and have participated in marathons and half marathons in Florida, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York. I have also run countless 5k and 10k races in my local area with many of them to support a good cause or charity. My most recent challenge was competing in Walt Disney World, Florida, where I ran a half marathon on January 7th (13.1 miles) followed by a full marathon the next day (26.2 miles), for a two day total of 39.3 miles! It was an experience of a lifetime.
I have decided to take my passion a step further and start raising money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The Fox Foundation has been instrumental in funding research that has made great strides toward treating Parkinson's. Ultimately, they hope to find a cure for this debilitating disease that influences so many people--not just people with Parkinson's, but their friends and family as well. My goal is to raise $3,000 for the Fox Foundation. If I reach my goal, I will be given the opportunity to run in the ING New York City Marathon on November 4, 2012.
On April 22, 2012, I ran in the 3rd Annual Plattsburgh Half Marathon as a member of Team Fox. This is a local race that benefits the Michael J. Fox Research Foundation. Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease - a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone, and currently there is no known cure. Please support me as I "race" to help find a cure for Parkinson's disease!!!
About Team Fox:
Team Fox is The Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program. It is made up of thousands of people worldwide who raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease research. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson's disease.
Help us speed a cure for Parkinson's!