Race to Finish MS offers runners, cyclists, swimmers and distance athletes of all types the chance to create a world free of MS while pushing their own personal limits. Race to Finish MS is a unique program that unites individuals with the common goal of creating a world free of MS and completing an athletic endurance event. If you're registered for any race event you can race on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter. You will have access to powerful online fundraising tools to turn your participation in any third-party race event into a race for a good cause. Experience, location and race distance are flexible.
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In April 2013, Danielle Furey, a mother of four, an attorney and a person with MS, began the Marathon des Sables, a 156 mile, six day stage race across the Sahara Desert during which each participant is required to carry everything needed for their survival. Danielle says, “I believe that we are endowed with certain burdens and certain gifts and that ultimately we must find a way to use our gifts to overcome our burdens. One of the burdens that I must bear is MS but my love of running is the gift that I will use to triumph over MS.
Danielle competed in what has been described as the toughest footrace on the planet and raised awareness and funds to find a cure and ultimately an end to MS.