Woman who has CMT encourages others by participating on MDA Team Momentum

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 . . .

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I Don’t Dream of Running — But I’m Grateful MDA Team Momentum Does

“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 . . .

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Chris Benyo’s Memorial Marathon with Team Momentum Celebrates Life

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.

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Team Momentum Marathoner Tackles Chicago Race to Fight ALS

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 . . .

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Sold Out 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon Entries Still Available through MDA Team Momentum

  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 . . .

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