Run America welcomes all press inquiries!
Run America participants cover their own costs and every dollar raised goes toward the research team dedicated to finding a cure for myotonic muscular dystrophy. More awareness means more donations so please contact us if you’d like to do a story for your local, regional or national news outlet.
Ruthie Matinko-Wald (wife of our honoree) – matinkowald [at] msn.com – will be our primary point of contact during the event and will be posting updates to our blog, Facebook and Twitter daily. Mobile phone information provided on request.
Liz Wald (sister of our honoree) – wald.elizabeth [at] gmail.com – will be biking most of the event with her brother but is available before the event and will be checking her BlackBerry during all pit stops! Mobile phone information provided on request.
Craig Johnston, our organizer and president of the Run America Foundation, and Barry Wald, our honoree, can of course answer any questions as well and their information is available on our contact page.
Run America IV Event Highlights
What: We are a group of friends running (and biking) around Lake Michigan to raise funds that enable research dedicated to finding a cure for myotonic muscular dystrophy, the most common form of muscular dystrophy that affects both infants and adults.
When: August 7-15, 2010
Where: We are circumnavigating Lake Michigan, beginning and ending in Chicago, a distance of 947 miles! A detailed route is available on the site.
Cities/Towns: We will pass through the following cities and towns along the way: Bayside (via Milwaukee) and Green Bay, Wisconsin; Escanaba, Naubinway, Norwood, Parkdale, Grand Haven (west of Grand Rapids) and Michiana, Michigan (between South Bend, and Gary Indiana).
Lodging: To minimize overall expenses we are staying a high school gyms and other donated lodging along the road. This is a great place to catch us for interviews and photos if you miss us along the road. The lodging page has all our particulars as well as maps.
Why: Because we love to run (and bike!) and even more than that we really want to find a cure for this debilitating disease that affects 1 in 8,000 individuals in the US.
History: This is the fourth Run America event and we have raised over $325,000 to date. Run America I took us all the way across the country, beginning on the Oregon Coast and ending in Fenway Park in Boston, Ma.
Donations: 100% of donations received go to a research group at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Please click here to read more about their success to date.
The Run America Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Click here to make a tax deductible donation.