Race 21 & 22 for a Special 7-Yr Old

After an almost four month hiatus, Aly and I are starting back on our half-marathon adventure!  It overwhelms me with excitement to announce the next two half-marathons on our 50-state journey. 

The reason for my excitement is two-fold.  First, we are incredibly excited about the location of our next two races . . . Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Friday, October 13th) and Newburyport, MA (Sunday, October 22nd).  Both locations come highly recommended and will be new adventures for us.  Additionally, the charity we have chosen to support is near and dear to very close friends of ours.  They have generously supported every single race for which we have fundraised and we are thrilled to support a foundation that searches for a cure of a disease that affects their family personally.  Their 7 year old granddaughter battles NF – Neurofibromatosis.  NF is a set of complex genetic disorders that affects every organ system, causing tumors to grow on nerves in the brain and throughout the body.  While half of all affected people inherit the disorder, new cases can arise spontaneously through mutations (changes) in the NF genes. Children’s Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving the health and well-being  of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF).  Donations to the Children’s Foundation are tax-deductible and will support research to find a cure for this heart-breaking disease.

Please support our efforts on our journey by making a donation to the Children’s Timor Foundation. 

We thank everyone for their continued love and support for our 50-state journey!  This has been an incredible mother-daughter experience.  Over the next two-weeks we will share pictures and updates of our races!

Christine & Aly Mikesell


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Christine Wachter Mikesell 
Saint Albans, MO
Children's Tumor Foundation 
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