Dawn Kumlien


MS Run the US 2013 Relay

Dawn Kumlien

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

Bio Overview:

Hometown/Current Location: Brookfield, WI/Pittsburgh, PA
Twitter handle: @dawnkumlien
Segment: #19 - Pittsburgh, PA

Runner Story: MS Run the US and this relay is very important to me because Jill Kumlien, the inspiration behind the non-profit and this relay, is my mother. Growing up with a mom that has MS I have had to watch someone I love and deeply care about suffer from this disease every day and I want to do something about it!

I would like to push myself mentally and physically and complete the week long journey of being a MS Run the US runner, averaging 20-30 miles-a-day in honor of my mother. I feel that I can give back to her, my hero, by helping her fight MS by supporting the cure. For everything MS has taken away from me and my family…I want to be strong and be a fighter by creating more national awareness alongside the local MS Walk my family does every year as "Team Jill".

Please help me in this fight and help me raise $2000 so I may be selected as a runner for this relay.  With your help I will be selected as a runner and will be able to go on towards my next goal of fundraising $10,000 total for the cause!


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