3000 Miles to a Cure was founded in October 2012, when cyclist, wife, and mom of 4 kids, Maria Parker found out that her sister, Jenny, had been diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer. At the time of diagnosis, Jenny's prognosis was terrible - she probably wouldn't live to see her 5 children graduate high school, go to college, get married, or have kids of their own. That lit a fire for Maria - she started on the Race Across America, the most grueling bike race in the world, and won, raising over $80,000 for brain cancer research in the process.
Now, 3000 Miles to a Cure is extending an open invitation to everyone to challenge themselves. Participants can celebrate and continue the change-making power of unity, hope and action by joining together in the 3000 Mile Challenge. Together, all the participants will walk, run, cycle, swim, etc. for a total of 3000 miles in 10 weeks. The challenge started on January 1, 2014, but it's not too late to join.
For more information or to register, you can visit www.3000milestoacure.com/3000-mile-challenge. The registration fee is $30 per participant, with 100% of that $30 going directly to brain cancer research. 3000 Miles to a Cure runs efficiently, and where they have costs, they are covered by a generous private donor.
3000 Miles to a Cure believes that a cure is within reach, with the right support given to researchers when it counts.