64-year old New Jersey man was planning a 3,000 mile run – Now diagnosed with PD, will run 1,100 miles

64-year old Larry Grogin had planned as a 3,000-mile, USA coast-to-coast run this  summer. But a recent Parkinson’s disease diagnosis prompted an adjustment to his plans. Over the course of 30 days, he is now preparing to run a total of 1,100 miles in eight different areas of the country.

His route will take  him through parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon and California. View his schedule here.

Grogin ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon and was about 50 feet from the finish line when the first pressure cooker bomb exploded. Three people and numerous runners and spectators were injured. He returned to the 2014 Boston Marathon and raised $250,000 for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. With this run, he’s raising money for Oasis — A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, New Jersey.

Grogin is calling his 1,100 mile effort “Strides for Humanity.” He is looking forward to meeting regular Americans, hear their stories, celebrate our nation’s diversity, and inspire. There is a sign-up page on his website for people who are interested in joining part of his run.

Undoubtedly, Team Fox and Parkinson’s Foundation representatives are already queuing along the race path to talk about his next fundraising run.

Parkinson’s disease may have scaled back the scope of this year’s run … but 30+ miles a day for 30 consecutive days is an impressive effort!

Find out more at: http://www.stridesforhumanity.org

More of the story: https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/2019/07/09/franklin-lakes-nj-man-running-1-000-miles-help-unify-america-larry-grogin/1277512001/

 

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