Monday, July 23, 2012

A Very Special Commitment

I just made a very special commitment to this very special little girl:
Meet Gwendolyn

This is a cut and paste from my fundraising page

Dear Family & Friends,

First and foremost, thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I don't consider myself a runner. More like a trotter. I have been trotting for about 8 years now and have never entered any type of running event. But now that has changed. Yes, that's right. On November 10, 2012, I am going to run in the Santa Barbara International Marathon with my friends as a relay team member.
A couple of years ago, I had the honor of meeting Bill & Victoria Strong and their daughter. Gwendolyn was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the #1 Genetic Killer of Infants.  This disease is brutal and just plain cruel. There is no treatment, there is no cure. It is a degenerative disease that hinders the ability to speak, walk, eat, breathe, and swallow. Basically, it takes away everything that makes a child's life magical and wonderous. Most children with this disease do not live past their second birthday. Sweet Gwendolyn wlll be turning 5 in October!
I am going to run for Gwendolyn. And I hope to raise funds along the way to help find a cure, so one day Gwendolyn and so many others with SMA can run too. Every dollar raised will go towards The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to ending SMA and supporting those families impacted by this disease.
For more information about SMA and to keep up with the Strongs, please visit
Much love,
Jennifer Hall

Please take the time to stop by my fundraising page and give to a very worthy cause!
The Strong Family
(Bill, Victoria, & Gwendolyn)