Recently, I created a team to participate in the Albany area Walk to Cure Arthritis.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I am employee of the Arthritis Foundation.
However, My decision to form a walk team was personal. Most of you know that I'm an avid runner. Few of you know that I have Osteoarthritis in several of my joints. At this point in my life, it's often uncomfortable to start walking in the morning. Within the past 2 years, I've developed OA in my wrist. I also have several family members with various forms of arthritis, including juvenile, Rheumatoid and Fibromyalsia. Many of the people I love deal with Arthritis pain on a daily basis. Most of them have much more pain than me.
So, it's become very important to me that we fight to find a cure for this lousy disease.
But, I'm not really a fan of just saying, "Hey! Support my Cause, and throw some money at my team!"
So, I came up with a plan. An alternative way for people to support our team, and get something in return.
A virtual 5k/10k run!
So, what is that and how's it work?
You make a donation of at least $20 to Team Dragonfly on the Arthritis Walk Website. Once I receive notice from the Arthritis Website of your donation, you will be enrolled in the virtual race. I'll send you a race bib, and you'll be ready to roll!
If you'd like a finishers medal, simply add $10 to your donation.
**By making the donation directly to the site above, you will receive notice from AF of your tax deductible donation.**
Once you're enrolled in our virtual race, the ball's in your court! Choose which distance to run, choose your course, and complete the run any time between April 12 and May 10, 2014.
After you complete your run, leave me a message with your time and distance on our Facebook event page
Virtual races are great for lots of people and lots of reasons:
Want to run your first 5k, but are a little self conscious about joining a huge crowd?
Is fear that you'll be the slowest runner, preventing you from running your first race?
Do you work crazy hours, and you just can't find a race that's scheduled when your free?
No worries. We've got you covered!
Please join us! 1 in 5 people in this country has Arthritis. Let's work together to make a difference.