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R4R Boston Marathon Runner In The News

October 24, 2017

He has 8 heart conditions. She has a rare cancer. Together they’re running the Boston marathon. Little Tessa Booth has been an inspiration to Fort McMurray runner Blake Crossley. Blake Crossley, left, and Tessa Booth, right. The Fort McMurray girl has endured several surgeries and weeks of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Plural-pulmonary Blastoma or […]

Providence or Bust

April 27, 2017

Posted on April 27, 2017 by Brittany Hoffmann With a little over a week to go (9 days to be exact, but who’s counting) I ask myself if I really think I can do this again. Having no experience running (and very little training) I ran the Hartford Half Marathon last October. I was flying high until about Mile 6 when it […]


April 23, 2017

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Elke Phillips It’s two weeks until the Providence Half Marathon.  I’m so excited to be participating as a member of the Running for Rare team.  I’ve definitely been procrastinating on this blogpost but only because I’ve never blogged before and am not really sure what to write about.  So, I thought I […]

10 Miles and Mommy Guilt

April 15, 2017

Posted on April 15, 2017 by Rachel Field I write this on along a car ride to an out of town wedding midday after my first double-digit run. I reached 10 miles this morning. It was a beautiful morning in NC/SC. I say this because we live right on the border so I’m always crossing the state line […]

Providence and PKU: Part I

April 7, 2017

Posted on April 7, 2017 by Rachel Field     I have a lot of love and passion for the rare disease community every day,  but especially on days like today, since we went to my daughter’s genetics and metabolism clinic st UNC.  Annabelle is 19 months old exactly today and she has PKU.  A brief description on PKU for […]

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