Portsmouth Trainer Running From CA to Newburyport MA To Raise Money For Charity
What a feel good story this is!
Michael Wilson, trainer at Planet Fitness in Portsmouth is going to run 3,250 miles from Santa Monica Boulevard, California (Cue Sheryl Crow) to Newburyport, Massachusetts to raise money for two great organizations, Lucy's Love Bus and Max Love Project, according to a report from WMUR. To train, he runs to and from his work which is 10 miles, round trip. Every. Day. Omg....
I have to say that this next video made me tear up. There's no one I know that doesn't have a struggle of their own and Mike has acknowledged that. I can't imagine how the people at Lucy's Love Bus and Max Love Project feel. This guy is pretty inspirational and I just know him from his videos on social media!
Michael is hoping to raise $35,000 and you can donate to his cause here.
Here's a little about Lucy's Love Bus, from their website:
Lucy’s Love Bus was founded by 11-year-old Lucy Grogan, who was diagnosed with leukemia in July of 2002. During four years of cancer treatment, Lucy found relief from intense pain and anxiety through integrative therapies such as massage, Reiki, meditation, acupuncture, music therapy, and therapeutic horseback riding. Lucy was distressed to learn that integrative therapies were not covered by insurance, and were therefore not accessible to her peers in the hospital. She decided that when she was “done” with cancer, she would make sure that sick children could have access to free integrative therapies to manage the debilitating side effects of medical treatments. Unfortunately, Lucy did not survive her ordeal with cancer, but her beautiful dream did.
Or, if you'd like to get to know Lucy, check this out. And yes, I watched it and cried. You may as well:
Max Love Project is for kids and families to have a place to go to learn about the healing power of food. Rather than just getting a diagnosis of cancer and feeling helpless, families can now see a path to wellness rather than avoidance of disease.
There is a kick off event on April 1, 2021 when he begins his run and if you'd like to virtually see it, just click here.
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