Svalbard Marathon: Running Against HCM

I will be running the Svalbard Marathon (78 degrees latitude somewhere way north of Norway) on 2 June 2012. In addition to eluding polar bears, I will be raising money in an effort to offer FREE heart screenings to young athletes (in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area) - specifically an inner city school or community that would not normally be able to afford these screenings.

This will be done in partnership with Champion Hearts ( - an organization that has been passionately seeking to aide in the diagnosis and awareness of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) - the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes.  Please check out their website for a better understanding of this mission.

My goal is to raise at least $1,000 through this effort. I will also be personally matching whatever I raise up to $1,000. 

Thanks for your support!!!

  • Svalbard Match 
    • $304 (Offline)
    • 108 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 110 mos
  • McG (My Match) 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 110 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 110 mos
  • Allan McCray 
    • $111 
    • 110 mos
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