MS Run The US 2018 Relay Runner
I began to run because remaining active was something that I COULD control (while my grandfather, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the early 2000s, could not) and continue to run using him as my inspiration. I had been following the MS Run The US for several years (the route passes directly through Steamboat Springs, Colorado where I currently live) and knew that I had to participate in it one year. He passed away from secondary complications of MS in August 2017 and a week later, the applications for MS Run The US opened. I knew this was no coincidence. I had to apply and am so honored to be part of this amazing organization. I have ran 5 marathons in the past and taken several months to train for each one, but I am ready to tackle this challenge of running 26 miles everyday for 7 days straight come May 2018.
I will be regularly posting on my training leading up to (and during my relay segment) on Wednesdays- you can find all my past training updates HERE.
HOW TO HELP:
My goal is to raise $10,000 for a CURE for MS. My goal is $100 from 100+donors.
For a $150 donation, your name will be added to the back of one of my 6 running shirts and acknowledged the day of my race.
For $350, your logo or name will go in larger print on the front of one of 6 of my running shirts, as well as acknowledged on the 4 various social media platforms (with thousands of followers) that I will be updating throughout my 6 days on the run.
Of course, any donation is appreciated for this goal! Even $5 will help! $10,000 is A LOT of money to raise!
Donating through my FirstGiving website (link is below) is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! It is so appreciated by me and the MS Run the US non-profit!
Together we can work for a CURE for MS!
You can help me reach my goal by donating HERE
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What is MS?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is believe to be an autoimmune disease in which the body's own white blood cells (the immune system) attacks the protective covering on neurons located on the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. The scar that forms can cause communication problems between the brain and body. Symptoms of MS are never alike, but can include pain, numbness, tingling, loss of vision, paralysis, and more.
What is MS Run The US?
MS Run The US was founded by Wisconsin native Ashley Schneider in 2009, who was inspired by her mother who lived with MS from 1980-2017. The inaugural U.S. crossing took place in 2010 when Ashley ran 3, 288 miles solo across America from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY. She ran an average of 26 miles a day, six days a week, for six months and burned through 11 pairs of shoes. MS Run the US is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support MS research.
Where am I running?
I have been selected to run Segment 7, from Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Denver. I will be running up-and-over two Rocky Mountain Passes for 175 miles over 6 days, averaging a marathon distance (26 miles) each day.