Registration is now open for the Dan Cavanagh Memorial Running Over MSA 5K and I hope you will consider joining me for this race. If you are local to the Chatsworth, Illinois area there is a local 5K option but if you are like me and located a bit further away there is a great virtual race option perfect to be run wherever you may live.
As many of you know, my dad has been diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and since his diagnosis I have looked for ways to turn that negative hopefully into something more positive. I previously have run the Fargo Half-Marathon and Providence Marathon (virtual) and raised funds for The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition and am happy to support the Running Over MSA 5K again this year as the Cavanagh family raises funds to donate to The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, as well.
The Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Coalition® is a 501(c)3 charitable organization devoted to a four pillar mission:
- Supporting patients and caregivers affected by multiple system atrophy
- Educating patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals
- Financing and encouraging meaningful research toward identifying a cause and finding a cure for MSA
- Advocating for issues important to the MSA community, including creating greater awareness
Last year I ran the Running Over MSA Virtual 5K from here in Bridgewater, Massachusetts and finished the 5K course with a time of 24:06, good for 7:45/miles. I will tackle the same course again this year for the virtual run and look forward to another good run in support of a very important cause.