9 miles. 30 obstacles. $10,000 for the Suke Strong Foundation. Let's go!
Here's the backstory.
Joan Suchar was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend diagnosed in 2011 with a death sentence known as ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease.
What is ALS? ALS gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body. Over time, as the muscles break down, ALS patients will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe. 4 out of 5 ALS patients die within 2-5 years.
Joan lived for six years, and our family learned firsthand the challenges of living with and dying from ALS. Many of the end-of-life services, like home and auto modifications, medical devices and communication devices, are not covered by insurance, making it a costly way to die.
Joan always chose joy instead of sorrow as she lived out her final years, and she demanded that her family continue to work of raising money for ALS patients dealing with those financial burdens. Each fall, our family hosts a golf tournament in St. Louis to raise money and remember Joan.
This year, my friends from the Word on the Street, a weekly transportation-focused show, are participating in the St. Louis Tough Mudder, and our goal is to raise money for our charities of choice, and mine is Suke Strong. And we need you to join our team. You can donate to the cause, run in the race with us, or both!
If you're interested in running in the race with us, click on this link to register, and we will send you all the details of the weekend event.