Hi my friends!
I wanted to start running again in 2023, and the Running for Bitcoin Challenge aligned perfectly to give me the motivation to jump-start my running!
Anyone who knows me or has spent time with me recently knows of my interest ok, **obsession** with Bitcoin, that has grown as I have been writing my book about its importance -- not just as a new and better global monetary standard, but also in the positive changes it inspires in individuals. An interest in personal health and wellbeing is a common result I see kick in, as you experience an increase in hope for a more positive future that you want to be a part of!
So -- how does this tie together? Hal Finney was a software developer, and he was one of the early contributors to the development of Bitcoin. In fact, he received the first bitcoin transaction from bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Hal was diagnosed with ALS in 2009, and passed away in August of 2014. Hal was an avid runner, and his wife Fran has organized this fundraising event to help find a cure for the disease that took Hal away so early in his life. I am honoring the work of Hal by participating in this Running for Bitcoin Challenge, and honoring his life and love of running by getting out and hitting the trails again myself.
Thanks for reading this far! I invite you to add your support to this cause and encouraging my return to running!!
Why I Run...
I will be participating in the Running Bitcoin Challenge. I run to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness for the urgency to find treatments and cures for this disease.
What is ALS?
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Yet even as the body looses its capabilities to function -- the brain remains fully functional.
Why We Need Your Help
ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
1. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
2. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease.
3. ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease. Someone you know or love may die from ALS unless a cure is found.
4. Caring for a loved one with ALS costs on average of $200,000 each year.
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