Run for CDH1 - 2021

Fri September 3 - Mon September 6, 2021 Saint Ignace, MI 49781 US
Events

5K Run/Walk (virtual)

$30 Registration Opens June 1, 2021 at 12:00am EDT

10K Run/Walk (virtual)

$30 Registration Opens June 1, 2021 at 12:00am EDT

1/2 Marathon (virtual)

$30 Registration Opens June 1, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
Place
109 Dickenson St
Saint Ignace, MI US 49781
Description

We are back with 2021 Virtual Races to spread awareness about the options in genetic testing and how it can SAVE LIVES. You can run/walk your race anytime and anywhere. You could bike, roll or do a pub crawl.   Honestly you can sign up and do nothing, totally up to you.   Here is why I have a calling to do this.  

Hi, My name is Amy, and I tested positive for the CHD1 gene, which causes stomach and breast cancer.  In the process of getting ready for a total gastrectomy and double mastectomy we discovered that I actually already had breast cancer.  (An undetectable type that would not otherwise have been discovered, even with my yearly mammograms and breast exams etc.)  After a lumpectomy, a gastrectomy, double mastectomies, and removal of additional lymph nodes removed, it was confirmed the cancer had spread.  I then underwent Chemotherapy followed by Radiation. 

One of my sisters also has CDH1, hers was caught earlier than mine.  Thanks Sis for PAYING ATTENTION to our family history.  I have since had a cousin test positive as well,  This is what is driving my mission.  If I had know genetic testing was a simple option a couple of years earlier,  my journey would have been quite different and we could have caught things before they spread.  Worse yet, a couple more years without the findings I likely would not be here typing this at all.  

I have been a runner for quite a few years now.  Running and Walking has always been like therapy for me.   I have since had to have knee surgery (turn out from a birth defect) and so now my goal is to be able to run anything by Labor Day.

Last year we were able to raise $6,500 to donate to Mackinac Straits Health Foundation and No Stomach for Cancer.

All proceeds from these races will benefit Genetic Testing Awareness and potentially SAVE LIVES!

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