26.2 Degrees of Keven Bacon

When I think or rare disorders one thing that pops in my head is Kevin Bacon.  It’s an odd thought, but if you’ve heard of him, then you’ve probably heard of the game “6 degrees of Keven Bacon.”  If you

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What is hard?

I am currently training for the NYC marathon and raising money and awareness for Running for Rare. A few weeks ago I was off to meet some friends for my long run. We meet bright and early ready to run

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Running for Rare First Timer

About two months ago my childhood friend Emily asked me if I’d be interested in running the Hartford Half with Running for Rare. I knew I could do the running part, but was nervous about the partner part. I asked

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Advocating to win the fight

My name is Noah Victoria I am 19 years old I was diagnosed with Abetalipoproteinemia, which is a rare metabolic disorder. This was my second year participating in Running for Rare Diseases as a patient partner. I must start off

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#Anything is possible

#Anything is possible This past July, I completed my first Ironman in Whistler Canada at Ironman Canada. It is still unbelievable that I was able to finish the 140.6 miles of swimming, cycling and running through the mountains around Whistler

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Never Thought I’d Become a Marathoner, But Here I Am

Hey all! First of all, thank you for taking the time to give me a few minutes of your time to discuss my marathon training and my Community Partner, Tara Notrica. My name is Kaitlin Bartlett, I’m 29 years old

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CHI x 2, Wally, Winning The Lottery Again, A 4th Son and The Pinnie

Our recent Providence Running For Rare weekend evoked many emotions, but we think happiness and gratitude top them all. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to be part of this amazing group, and we are grateful for

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Amelia’s Providence Experience

My name is Karen.  My daughter Amelia participated as a RARE Community Partner as part of the Providence Half Marathon/Marathon weekend.  Her running partner is Phil. Amelia has a rare medical diagnosis called Congenital Hyperinsulinism (HI); only 1 in 50,000

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A Newbie’s view

As a first time patient partner I was not sure what to expect but after getting to know my running partner Sophie Hu this past few months, it has turned out to be a wonderfully positive experience for me. After 2

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It All Came Together…

On April 16, 2016, the Running4Rare team came together for the first time as an independent entity working with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN).  It was a very special evening for all

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Archive of posts from Marathon runners dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of people with serious disease.