The Stillbrave 200 “I Am Somebody” 200 Mile Ultra Marathon Fundraiser
"I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody"
This past summer I ran in and finished the Mohican 100 mile ultra marathon endurance challenge to raise money and awareness for ALL children fighting cancer and their families. Since then a lot has changed!!! …Oh wait, no it hasn’t. Sadly NOTHING has changed. While we did raise some money and touch a few lives the sad truth is that:
- Childhood Cancer is still the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.
- Over 178,000 potential life years are still lost annually to this monster.
- Everyday over 40 children are still diagnosed with childhood cancer. (That’s still an entire classroom of children EVERYDAY!)
- Everyday 7 children still die from Childhood Cancer.
- There have still only been 3 new drugs approved by the FDA for childhood cancer treatment in the past 25 years!
- America, as a whole, spends 20 times more money annually on potato chips than we do on research for childhood cancer.
So this year I have decided to get really serious!
On Friday September 11th2015I will be toeing the starting line and attempting to finish the Tahoe 200 mile ultra marathon challenge around Lake Tahoe, California. That’s right! 200 miles!
The Tahoe 200 is an incredible journey around the largest alpine lake in North America. The route circumnavigates the sparkling, clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Rim Trail, occasionally detouring off the TRT to explore aspen meadows, rock gardens of giants, small impossibly blue lakes, thick canopied forests, and long ridge lines with stunning views. This is a brutal continuous 200 mile footrace, 100 hours, over very aggressive terrain with few stops, only a few short sleep breaks and no MERCY!…just like Childhood Cancer!!!
Last year we raised $88,000 for my 100 mile race. This year we are shooting for the moon and have a goal of $1000 per mile, raising $200,000 for Stillbrave.
I have dedicated each of the 200 miles to a different child who is either currently fighting or has lost their battle to childhood cancer. I will be carrying pictures of each of these children on my 200 mile journey.
Please won’t you consider becoming an individual or corporate sponsor? With your support, Stillbrave can continue to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families. We can continue to “be somebody” to those in need!
Thank you so, so much for your support.
“Together we can and WILL touch lives and change the world.”