Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Who do you Run 4?

Most of us run for ourselves...for our health.  Some might dedicate a run or race to a particular loved one.

Have you ever considered running for a complete stranger?

A while back ago, I ran across this site called WhoIRun4.  It matches runners with a child or young adult that may be struggling with a disability or disease. 

"The mental and emotional encouragement for both runner and honorary runner is proving to be a whole new level of motivation and awareness. Runners are able to find a whole new sense of purpose in their running while sharing who they are running for and bringing awareness to diseases and disabilities of all types."

The runners & families connect through the IRUN4 Facebook page.  The runners dedicate runs & races to the child.  The runner & the child's family will post pictures and encouraging words.  From what I've viewed, everyone seems to form a special bond.

I have been on the waiting list for about 6 weeks or more.  I am patiently waiting to be matched with my "little buddy".

If you want to be an inspiration to someone & touch their life in a special way, I encourage you to sign up.

If you are a parent of a special needs child or know of someone who is, I ask that you consider joining. We runners want to run for your child!

Check out what USA Today has to say about WhoIRun4 HERE.

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