Hi I’m Jillian I spend my days as a nanny caring for three children while I work to become a behavioral therapist. I enjoy doing yoga and living a healthy active lifestyle but before this I was not a runner! This is my first race and I am excited to be running the Grand 2 Grand Ultra for Jar of Hope.
The G2G is a 170 mile 7 day self assisted foot race from the north rim of the Grand Canyon to the Grand Staircase.
I have decided to take on this challenge to support a foundation that is determined to give children a chance at life.
My cousin’s son Jamesy was diagnosed in 2013 with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a genetic muscle wasting disease. DMD results in the body being unable to produce muscle tissue leading primarily boys into wheelchairs and on breathing machines at a young age and do not survive past their twenties. They were told to take their son home and love him that there is nothing more they can do as there is no cure.
That was not an option. That is when Jar of Hope was created.
Jar of Hope is fighting back against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy committed to raise awareness and funds for ongoing research to treat and end DMD.
My goal in running this race is to raise at least $5,000 for Jar of Hope.
If I can spread awareness to even just one more person every moment preparing, training, every mile every struggle will be worth it.
This is for Jamesy