55 Miles for Charity
Running doesn’t appeal to everyone. I am one of those people. When I ran my first, and only 3K, the words that resonated in my head were, “why am I doing this again?” But, I am now inspired by our Ad Victoriam Solutions team member and B Corp project champion, Nathan Stuck, who is a force for good in this world.
Nathan channels his completive spirt and years of playing baseball, into a charitable lifestyle. During the past year, he ran the length of 45 Kentucky Derby’s for charity. His passion to run is inspired by each organizations’ mission—he experiences great joy in helping others. From Georgia Helping Hands and Butterfly Dreams Farm to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Michael J. Fox Foundation, Nathan runs to help those in need. Some examples of his latest charitable miles…
Beautiful, but grueling Yonah Mountain Crusher 6k held at Yonah Mountain Winery, raised money for North Georgia Helping Hands Clinic located in White County. White County residents have limited access to medical providers – 4 times less than the national average. The Helping Hands Clinic, one of the few free clinics in the county, relies on volunteers and donations as it doesn’t receive any government funding. In May, Nathan helped raise money for its more than 1,000 uninsured low-income residents.
In August, with a backdrop of Sanford Stadium on UGA Campus in Athens, GA, Nathan along with more than 150 others, ran to support Parkinson’s Disease research. The Outpace Parkinson’s Race raised money for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation to focus on its main goal of speeding breakthroughs that affect patients’ everyday lives.
Children with special needs have a soft spot in Nathan’s heart. In September, he ran to support children with autism who receive equine therapy treatment at the Butterfly Dreams Farms Therapeutic Riding Program in Watkinsville, GA. Butterfly Dreams is a unique program that utilizes horses to help therapists and instructors meet the physical, emotional, social and behavior goals for each child. While Nathan ran one of his fastest races for Butterfly Dreams in his quest to support this worthy cause, it was the annual Lap of Love, where the children race across the finish line, that made Nathan smile.
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