Tricia's Nike Women's Marathon Run for Rylie!
I'll be running the Nike Women's Marathon (my first full marathon ever) in San Francisco to raise money to find a cure for A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia). Rylie Rahall (4 year old daughter to my friends Tim & Erica (Perrotta) Rahall) was diagnosed with the rare, genetic disease in 2011 and since then her parents, family and friends have been fighting to find a cure to save her life.
Please join and support me as I run 26.2 miles for A-T kids who can't. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. I give you my word that I'll be running my heart out, thinking of Rylie and the other children affected by A-T, every step of the way!
Can't thank you enough for your love and generosity!
WHAT IS A-T?
Imagine a disease that combines the worst symptoms of muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies, and cancer. Children with A-T are usually confined to wheelchairs by age 10 and often do not survive their teens. Because A-T is a multi-system disease, scientists believe that A-T research will help more prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, AIDS, and cancer.