I will be running the 2014 Chicago Marathon in honor of the incredible Mowrer family, whose son, Jack, has been diagnosed with A-T. By October, I hope to have raised $100 for every mile of the race to help find life-improving therapies and a cure of A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia). There HAS to be a cure, friends. I will be taking strides towards finding it & hope you will join me!
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.