I’m going to digress just a bit and reminisce about the 2016 NYC Marathon. Vanessa and Fran were on the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Team last year and we were their biggest fans, rooting them on.
Keith, Fran, John and I flew to NY together on Thursday and Vanessa, Scott, Jim, Dawn, Scott’s parents arrived Friday. HDSA staff threw a Kickoff party for all the participants and it was a lot of fun. I’m in the picture with Chris Cosentino, Director of Communications and Marketing at the party. He’s my contact at HDSA National for promoting my book, Watching Their Dance.
The marathon was held on Sunday, November 4, 2016 with 50,000 runners having to take a ferry to get to the starting line. The day was perfect, weather a mild 73 degrees, a temperature runners love. The girls told us when they were done, that there was constant cheering on the whole route. Because of the enthusiasm of the crowd, they were pumped up, cutting 10 minutes off their last marathon time. Keith, our mountain biker still at age 33, rented a bike and followed them. http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/
This year, the marathon will be run on November 5th, and there are 24 athletes on the HDSA team. Here is the link see who is on the team this year. http://hdsa.org/how-to-help/nyc-marathon-team/
The 2017 HDSA Team, the marathon is Nov. 5, has raised over $132,700.00 surpassing their goal of $100,000.00. This is an awesome fundraiser and HDSA is not the only charity that participates. There are more than 350 Official Charity Partners of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.
Therese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle,Kobo, Nook, iBooks format.
In the U.S.,100% of the proceeds from the book is being donated to HDSA.
We can never lose HOPE…………Therese