A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline...
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" -Lao-Tzu
I have never considered myself a runner and remember when one mile seemed so long during school PE tests. I became inspired to start running though after witnessing the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2004. Two of my dad's cousins ran in honor of my sister who had A-T and had passed away a few years prior. I was so inspired that they chose to do this and that they committed to the full marathon!
Since then running and fundraising for A-T has been a continuous goal on my bucket list. This will be my first half marathon! I will be running the Green Bay Cellcom Marathon May 18th with my husband and some other inspirational running friends. The Cellcom is not one of the listed A-T races I am fundraising as an individual since it is the main reason I started running all along.
I have seen the debilitating and degenerative effects of A-T through my sister, additionally my younger brother and I are also carriers at A-T, so fundraising for the A-T children's Project has been very important to me. Please consider making a donation to help me reach my goal :) Or we would also love it if you'd like to join us at the finish line that day! It is really neat to see the course weave in and out through Lambeau Field.
ATCP is a non-profit organization, and your donation will go directly to research and raising awareness. Donations to ATCP are also tax deductible.
More info about the Cellcom Marathon: http://www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com/race-info/race-details/course-information
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.