Hey everyone thank you for stopping by and checking out my run for a cure website. I will be running races all spring and summer with my final destination being the November 17,2013 Las Vegas Marathon. This year I will be running every race in honor of my dad who has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease otherwise known as COPD. I feel that it is my mission to raise awareness about this disease because there are many people living with it everyday and they don't even know it. I have been in contact with the COPD Foundation about my plans to run for a cure this year leading up to the 26.2 mile marathon in Las Vegas. I will be passing out as much information about the disease that I am able to. I feel that getting the word out and the information people need it will make there lives so much easier so they can detect it before it gets to bad.
When I look at my dad from the past to present I have saw many changes just in the three years that he has had the disease. Three years ago you would have saw my dad outside doing anything he could to help someone out or working in the garage on one of his many car projects, working at a factory building trucks or going to a Nascar race. Now that the disease has taken over his body he has trouble walking a long distance, he has to have oxygen 20 hours a day and isn't able to do any work that he used to be able to do. When I see my dad the way he is right now it makes me want to fight and do everything I can to help find a cure for him, and also everyone else living with COPD. If you have been around someone that has this disease, you will see that it is the most horrible thing that could happen to someone, especially someone that you care so much about and has done so much to make sure that you have been taken care of.
The races leading up to the Las Vegas Marathon see an average of 500-600 runners along with spectators and in November the marathon will have 32,000 racers with 70,000 spectators watching. If I am able to talk to 100 people at each event this spring and summer about COPD that will make it all worth it. I know each of those people I talk to will talk to another person and the numbers will continue to rise in hopes of a care one day.
Each race that I enter cost at least $20.00 and with all that I will be doing this year it will cost me a couple hundred dollars just to compete in the small races leading up to the marathon. The marathon is the most expensive race that I will be doing with the cost of airfare, hotel, food and entry fees that are needed. Any money that is raised will be used for my races and what money I don't need will be donated to the COPD Foundation in honor of my dad Leonard Daniels.
If you or your business would be willing to donate to me run for a cure for my dad or just have question please fill free to contact me at anytime.
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read a little bit about my dad as well as my run for a cure.
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Richmond, IN 47374
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