It's taken a few days for the excitment of learning that I am going to run with Team Endurance, in the NYC Marathon this fall, to sink in.
I can't believe I just typed those words.
I wanted to share more information about NF, and The Children's Tumor Foundation. I sent off a round of emails and letters today, and I do need to get a link to my fundraising page up on my blog sidebar. I can't tell you how motivated I am to do this, for so many reasons. I'm in the process of putting together a couple of LARGE giveaways, where you can donate as little as one dollar to enter, and 100% of donations will go to the foundation.
But just a few quick notes:
NF is the term for three distinct genetic disorders NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis.
Each causes tumors to grow along nerves throughout the body, and can affect the development of bones and skin.
NF can lead to learning disabilities, blindness, deafness, broken bones and cancer.
NF affects 1 in every 3000 births
NF affects both sexes, and all races and ethnic groups equally.
There is currently no treatment, and no cure.
I have been fortunate in my life.
I am so very happy, and lucky, to be able to do something like this.