Tuesday, August 25, 2009
RACE FOR AWARENESS
Recently I came across a link http://www.luciandgeorge.com/on The Magic Foundation web site.Please visit this site I know that once you read it you will feel as touched and eager to help as I was, having a child with a illness can be challenging and life changing but if we all lend a helping hand in some small way it will make a BIG difference to a family.
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" Your support has been spectacular. In just the first seven days of taking donations towards the goal of $25,000, we have already surpassed the $8,000 threshold. THANK YOU!
George Chmiel will be competing in the Sahara Race in the Western Desert of Egypt on October 25th, 2009. This 7-day, 155-mile foot-race through the Sahara Desert takes place in the hottest region in the world with a ground temperature that touches 140F each day. Approximately 150 athletes from 30 different countries will be participating in the event; competitors are required to carry all their food, clothes and gear along the way. The Sahara Race is a part of the prestigious 4Deserts series, which was named by Time Magazine as the second most grueling endurance competition on the planet.
George will be supporting Luci Horvath, the Horvath family and the MAGIC Foundation in this quest. Luci, a beautiful and gregarious three-year old girl from Houston was born with panhypopituitarism, a pituitary condition impacting growth and auto-immune functions that is chronic, life-threatening and widely misunderstood. This is a very rare condition that is quite scary and would be too much for many families to handle. But the selfless love and compassion within the Horvath household has given them the strength to deal with it and is nothing short of inspirational.
To that end, George's focus is to raise money, awareness and widespread support for the MAGIC Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to children with disorders similar to Luci's. The MAGIC Foundation has twenty different divisions, including the Panhypopituitarism division, which is the only one of its kind in the world. Please support Luci, George and the MAGIC Foundation in this noble cause so that future generations are more educated and better equipped to fight this disorder.
As a response to an injury, George started running marathons just two years ago. The Sahara Race is a daunting challenge compared to a one day marathon in normal conditions, however the most daunting challenge will be reaching the goal he has set for supporting Luci and the Magic Foundation: To reach 1,000 donors and raise $25,000.
Of course big donations are welcome, but what is also meaningful is the number of supporters that come together for Luci, Magic and George’s quest.
Here’s how you can help. Reach out to your network of friends and share this amazing story."Jolie Horvath