Miles For Nile

$13,647 of $10k goal

Raised by 119 people in 34 months
Brad Dains   ANKENY, IA
"Miles for Nile" is an event taking place on October 26-27, 2013 where Brad Dains will be running for 24 hours during the Equalizer Endurance Run to raise funds to assist the family of Nile Morris.

Nile is a 20-month boy who was recently diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) which is a rare disease that is believed to affect less than one in 200,000 children.

Scientists do not agree on whether LCH is a type of cancer or is a condition caused by a change in the immune system. LCH is mainly treated with anticancer drugs. Some of these drugs are also used to treat immune system conditions.

LCH may occur at any age, but is most common in young children, but any age group can be affected. It occurs most often between the ages of 1 to 3-years-old.

As part of the treatment, Nile will undergo treatments that are very similar to cancer treatment (including Chemotherapy) and will be given medications to increase his immune system and help his body to learn to fight off infections and bacteria that our bodies naturally fight off without intervention.

As a part of the fundraising campaign, "Miles for Nile" will be accepting three different types of donations. Flat donations will be accepted prior to the Equalizer Endurance Run to use for medical bills and other expenses that come with this very expensive treatment.

The second option takes place during the event as "Miles for Nile" will be asking for donations per mile that Brad will be running.

Keep in mind that this is a 24 hour event where Brad is hoping to run over 100 miles. For example, if you would like to donate $0.25 per mile and if he does run 100 miles your donation amount will be $25. Easy as pie.

The third option would be to make checks payable to Corey or Melissa Morris to be made:
River Valley Credit Union
C/O Corey & Melissa Morris
2811 East 13th Street
P.O. Box 747
Ames, IA 50010-0747

If you would like to make a donation with the second option and have questions or would like to make your pledge prior to the event, please use the "Contact" button located in the blue bar below to contact the event organizer.

Also, if you would like to join Brad to run/walk during the event, please email using the "Contact" button located in the blue bar below for more information.

To stay informed on Nile's progress and journey visit his Caring Bridge Journal below:
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nilemorris/journal
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Update 15
33 months ago
What an amazing weekend!!! I can say that I was humbled by the support and the event. Even though I fell a little short of my mileage goal (I'll provide a link to my blog for a race report later in the week) I was constantly reminded WHY I was doing this event. This is just one of the many pictures that were taken during the Equalizer Endurance Run. Sorry it doesn't include everyone. Thank you for your continued support!!!
Miles for Nile Crew
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Update 14
33 months ago
Less than 24 hours util we start. My girls are ready!!!
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Update 13
33 months ago
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, I present to you our total as of Wednesday before the race!!!! Thank you all soooooo much!!! Don't get discouraged if you haven't donated yet. We will accept donations 2 weeks after the Miles for Nile event.
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Update 12
33 months ago
Got to see my buddy today!! He was thrilled as you can tell :)
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Dorothea Howell
33 months ago

Good evening! My 6th grade daughter, Kaitlin, has chosen to write a report on you for a Social Studies project. This is for a school project with DC WEST Middle School in Waterloo, Ne. She is in need of your address so that her teacher may mail a copy of her report to you. If possibly, could you please email an address that she may use, it would so greatly be appreciated. Thank you.

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Sara Hackbarth Schwendinger
34 months ago

I am interested in pledging $0.25 per mile.

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$13,647 of $10k goal

Raised by 119 people in 34 months
Created September 9, 2013
A
$100
Anonymous
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
KF
$200
Karissa Prior & Family
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
J
$140
Joey
33 months ago
AR
$50
Amanda Rudd
33 months ago
PH
$93
Pam Hibbs
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
33 months ago
KP
$20
Kevin Palmer
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
AM
$100
Al & Marsha Morris
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
AH
$20
Andrew and Beth Holland
33 months ago

You are an amazing motivator!

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LS
$25
Luke & Shannon Slockett
33 months ago

Proud of you Brad....prayers for Nile!

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Dorothea Howell
33 months ago

Good evening! My 6th grade daughter, Kaitlin, has chosen to write a report on you for a Social Studies project. This is for a school project with DC WEST Middle School in Waterloo, Ne. She is in need of your address so that her teacher may mail a copy of her report to you. If possibly, could you please email an address that she may use, it would so greatly be appreciated. Thank you.

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Sara Hackbarth Schwendinger
34 months ago

I am interested in pledging $0.25 per mile.

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