Jay Rawlings

MSRUNTHEUS INC

MS Run the US 2013 Relay


Jay Rawlings

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 please visit: www.msruntheus.com

Bio Overview:
Hometown/Current Location: Boulder, CO
Twitter handle: @JayRuns4MS
Blog link: Outrunningmyself.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JayRuns4MS
Segment of interest: #2 Barstow, CA – Las Vegas, NV

Runner Story:

Running is a part of who I am. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t running. At first it was just aimlessly around a grassy field as a kid, and now it is ultra-marathons. I love the feeling of moving through space, the air on my skin, distant sites passing almost imperceptibly, the primal rhythms of my heart, breathing and footfalls beating in a perfect unison that I know comes from somewhere beyond me. I am lucky to be able to run. My mother can no longer run. Many with MS can no longer run. Some can no longer walk. So, I will run for them. I will run to help find a cure for this disease. I will run because I can.

Please help me by supporting my run and help us all find a cure for this disease.

Why MS Run the US?

My mother was diagnosed with MS in 2003. She is and always has been a fighter and she refuses to let MS get the best of her. She is living courageously and living well with the disease. It is her spirit and determination which inspired me to join the MS Run the US Relay.

While my mother has largely escaped the worst effects of the disease, many are not so lucky. Multiple Sclerosis can be a debilitating disease, causing wide-ranging and sometimes devastating physical and mental impairments. I hope that by participating in the Relay I can help move us one step closer to a cure.

It is an honor to be a part of such an amazing event.

If you would like to learn more about MS, please visit:

www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/what-is-ms/index.aspx

 

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