I've decided to run this year's Marine Corps Marathon to benefit the ALS Association. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
In the fall of 2007, one of my good friends Scott was diagnosed with the disease. Since then, he has lead the fight to find a cure and benefit others afflicted with ALS. His indomitable spirit will be my inspiration as I train this summer and as I run on race day, October 25, 2009.
I'll be working to spread the word and reach my fundraising goal over the next few months, but if you want to give me a head start, please visit my page: