When I was in the hospital, with doctors treating me and trying to figure out why I had a stroke and whether I was “in the clear,” I told my friend that I wanted to run a 5K for Stroke Awareness. That was just over 4 years ago, and I finally feel ready for my first 5k since leaving the hospital.
I wish I had signed up before my birthday, because honestly, any donation at all, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to raise $100.00 before the 5K.
I am raising awareness and celebrating stroke survivors at the Washington D.C. Comeback Trail 5K - a charity event that supports the National Stroke Association. This 5K walk/fun-run empowers stroke survivors and caregivers to #ComebackStrong. I have set a fundraising goal to support the stroke rehabilitation and prevention efforts of the National Stroke Association.
Please support me, and the 7 million stroke survivors in the United Sates, by making a donation today. Together, we can empower survivors and caregivers as they come back strong from stroke.
Did you know?
- Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. & a leading cause of adult disability.
- Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke.
- Every 4 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke.
- Stroke kills two times more women than breast cancer annually.
That's why I'm participating, will you join me? You don't have to come run with me, even a small donation would be a HUGE help.
April 28, 2018
National Mall - Constitution Gardens
Constitution Ave & 21st St. NW