Why I'm Running
At the beginning of 2019, I took out my Moleskin and wrote down all the goals I wanted to accomplish this year. I journal, no big deal. Last year I started to stretch before I run, and now I no longer feel like someone is taking a metal pipe to my knee cap. Hat tip to my hamstrings. With this problem solved, I decided one of my goals would be to run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
When I went to sign up, I saw that I could run for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. My marathon goal instantly became a double goal. Double goals are a high recommend. So now, my double goal is to run in the Chicago Marathon AND raise funds for the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
I have been going to the Les Turner ALS Foundation Walk for Life at Soldier Field for the past 3 years to support Matthew Beuke, one of my best friends who was diagnosed with ALS. When I first went to that walk what really stood out to me was the PVO (positive vibes only) attitude. You could feel the optimistic energy and the incredible amount of support for people diagnosed with ALS. It felt like the mix of a family reunion and that parade from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is a new family to me. This family has a mission to provide the best possible care to people living with ALS and their families in the Chicagoland area. It can be your mission, should you choose to accept it. I believe that the funds we raise together will lead to a cure for ALS.
This cause is important to me, so I would greatly appreciate your support of my efforts either in the form of a donation or in prayers for my knees.
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