Matt wants a bright future for his son. That’s why he started the team Archer’s Way and ran with Team Momentum in the United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon in March. His efforts brought in $55,000 and counting for research that will help find treatments and cures for DMD.
MDA Team Momentum is recruiting participants! If you’re on the fence about running, check out what motivates these five Team Momentum athletes.
Colin Batty will be running with MDA Team Momentum in the Boston Marathon to raise funds in honor of family members who live with CMT.
For Ava Illingsowrth there are no barriers. There are no obstacles. For her, challenges are just opportunities to defy limits. Ava is a runner with the MDA’s Team Momentum, MDA’s endurance training team that helps people train for half or full marathons while supporting kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy. Ava herself is one . . .
“What would you do if you weren’t disabled?” Yep — that’s the hard-hitting question everyone and their mother wants to know. Can you say, #cliché? Truthfully, at this point, anyone who’s anyone knows I would twerk. And that’s what I’ve started telling people. But when most people ask, “twerking” isn’t generally the answer they’re hoping . . .
Since my wife passed away in July, there hasn’t been a lot of happiness in my life. It’s just been putting one foot in front of the other and taking everything day by day.
Then the Bank of America Chicago Marathon happened.
Denise and I had planned to run our “golden marathon” on Oct. 9. It would have been our ninth marathon together on the ninth. When she passed in the summer, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever want to use her race chair again.
Brendan Chambers had just crossed the finish line at the 2013 Providence, Rhode Island marathon, when he spotted the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s tent. The two pretty girls manning the table had caught his eye, but it wasn’t only that. His uncle, Luke, had just died from Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS. Standing at the tent, Brendan . . .
Michelle Murphy is an avid runner. She routinely pounds the pavement through the neighborhoods of Albany, NY. When she needs a change of pace, she runs on the path through the park that skirts the Hudson River. Michelle even hoofs it to and from the gym. You’d never guess that the 24-year-old has Myotonic muscular . . .
National Endurance Program Actively Recruiting Participants for Signature Half / Full Marathon Events this Fall CHICAGO, June 1, 2015 — The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering an exclusive opportunity for anyone interested in participating in the sold out 2015 Bank of America Chicago and Marine Corps Marathons to secure guaranteed entry by signing up through . . .
Two years ago, I remember looking through the photos from the MDA Public Policy and Advocacy conference, excited to see so many in the neuromuscular disease community on Capitol Hill advocating for issues important to our community. I felt a sense of pride at what they were doing, but also, selfishly, a little bit of . . .