Running Partner for the MS Run the US – 2013 Relay
What: The MS Run the US – 2013 Relay begins in Los Angeles, CA and finishes in New York, NY. Sixteen (16) runners have been selected to each run the equivalent of a marathon per day for six days during their assigned segment. The entirety of the Relay will span from April, 15th, 2013 to September 6th, 2013 in an effort to raise $500,000 to help cure multiple sclerosis. For more information visit: www.msruntheus.com
Hometown/Current Location: Rayland, Ohio/Nevada, Iowa
Segment: #13 & 14 Oakland, IA to Davenport, IA
I had an aunt who battled MS and I suffered from Rheumatic Fever as a child. Thankfully, I outgrew my disease, but I do understand the physical aspects of MS and I wanted to support my aunt. I became involved with the MS society 8 years ago when I did my first MS 150 bike ride. Later, after reading ‘Born to Run’, I began running and just haven’t stopped. As a military veteran, I participate in Team RWB, a veteran’s organization and I run with them.
As a member of the GOATz (Greater Omaha Trails Runners), I am participating in weekend ultra-events as well as doing daily training to prepare for my upcoming segments. I am doing this for several reasons, but the main one is to continue to raise awareness and hopefully see a cure in my lifetime.