On Sunday October 13, 2013 a young man named Ronnie M. will be participating in his very first marathon - the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
He will be running to raise funds for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
On his fundraising page for the event, Ronnie noted "Completing the Chicago Marathon will be an accomplishment that just a few years ago, I would have thought impossible. While it is difficult for me to share my story, I am hopeful that it will inspire you to give to an organization that is responsible for me being here today. I have seen firsthand how alcoholism and drug addiction destroys lives. Alcoholism took my mother from my family and it could still take me. January 26th marked my 3 year anniversary of being clean and sober. On October 13th, I will run in honor of those who came before me and built the organizations which have paved the way toward sobriety. I will run in memory of those who have lost their battle with the devastating disease of alcohol and drug dependence. I will run as a testament to my commitment to remain sober, and I will run to pay it forward helping others as they struggle with alcohol and drug dependence."
All of us at NCADD are VERY PLEASED to stumble upon Ronnie's fundraising page that he set up on the FirstGiving website to help support his run at the upcoming Chicago Marathon and to raise money for NCADD!
NCADD President and CEO Robert Lindsey noted "Wow Ronnie! We thank you and all of the donors who have contributed so far! Donors like you are the heart and soul of NCADD and our Mission to fight the Nations #1 health problem- alcoholism and drug addiction!"
To help Ronnie now, click here.
And remember, you can donate to NCADD anytime by clicking here.