NYC marathoner raises over $10,000 for LymeDisease.org
(UPDATE: As of November 17, she has raised $11,195.)
Deirdre Keenan–the mother of a young man who has suffered from chronic Lyme disease for years–had several goals for running last weekend’s New York City Marathon.
One was to run a good race, which she clearly did. The 59-year-old finished in a respectable 4 hours, 21 minutes, 33 seconds.
An even stronger motivation was to honor her son Ryan by spreading Lyme disease awareness. Moreover, she chose to use the occasion to raise funds for LymeDisease.org.
Thank you, Deirdre, for all of your efforts on behalf of your son and the Lyme community at large. Together, we’re going to conquer this thing!
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, President of LymeDisease.org. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide, and of Finding Resilience: A Teen’s Journey Through Lyme Disease. Contact her at email@example.com.