This September 6, Doug Craig, a retired scientist who has lived with FSHD since his teenage years, will be embarking on a 290-mile journey from New York City’s Columbus Circle to the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC riding on his mobility scooter. Accompanying him will be Gracie, a Bernese mountain dog adopted in 2013.
Why is he undertaking such an arduous journey? Doug explains: “I have been an active supporter of the FSH Society for many years, but, aside from making monetary donations, I have never taken it upon myself to raise funds for the organization. Of course, if I wasn’t willing to step up and try fundraising, then it wasn’t exactly fair to expect others to do it. Nevertheless, I managed to side-step the issue—that is, until now. It’s time I make a change and try to make a difference.“
We salute Doug’s commitment and bravery in taking on this challenge. You can show your support by going to his campaign page on Razoo.
PLEASE spread the word! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sponsor the ride, make an in-kind donation (hotel, dog food, meals, gasoline, etc.), or join him for parts of the journey.