“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” 

When I was given a last-minute opportunity to run the world famous NYC Marathon with the Race to Stop MS team, the answer was an immediate YES.   WHY?    The first New York City Marathon I ever ran was in 2005. My mother flew all the way from North Carolina to New York City to chase me around all five boroughs in the chilly weather to spot me as many times as she could in those 26.2 miles. This year, I’ll run the NYC Marathon. But my mother will not be there to cheer me on. She passed away after a 15 year battle with MS and Cancer in 2007 at the age of 61. I wish my own mother’s battle with MS was my only connection to this disease. But it’s not. I’ve got friends, family and countless friends of friends and family who this disease touches every single day. On November 3rd, we race to stop MS – and I need your help!

My mother showed me firsthand how to stare fear in the face and fight like hell to finish strong – now it’s my turn. But as I whip into training shape, I also need to meet my fundraising goal to do my part to keep the fight against MS going!

Get involved and donate here! 2013 Race to Stop MS ING New York City Marathon: Ms. Emily Newman - National MS Society