Mark Mitchell is running the Boston Marathon for NF. See the compelling video on his fundraising page and read his message below:
Hello Friends and Family.
Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page as I prepare to run my fifth Boston Marathon on April 20th 2015. I am fundraising for Neurofibromatosis, and as many of you know I have raised money to aid in the fight to end NF before while running the Boston Marathon. This time is no different with the exception of my determination to raise more money and my desire to end NF.
NF is a neurological disorder that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. People with NF often struggle with learning disabilities and seizures. NF affects three times as many people as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined. The implications of NF range from mild to severe and there is no way to predict the prognosis for a specific patient.
Over the years I have seen first hand how NF has impacted numerous lives. I have also seen exactly how the funds that I and many other have raised help the effor to find a cure. With this, raising money for NF has become an important part of my life !! I appreciate your support as I take on the Boston Marathon and this fundraising challenge in hopes of changing the lives of every individual living with NF.
Many Thanks to All!