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Houston Ultrarunner To Run “World's Toughest Foot Race” To Honor Kid’s With Cancer
Ultrarunner Steve Maliszewski will run this week’s Badwater 135, a 135 mile non-stop run from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney CA., on July 28th, 2015. Maliszewski is running for Snowdrop Foundation, who provides support to pediatric cancer patients and child cancer survivors.
Houston, TX (July 2015)
The human body, when pushed to its fullest, is capable of things that appear quite superhuman. Whether it’s a child beating a cancer diagnosis or an ultrarunner tackling the legendary Badwater 135, often called the “World’s Toughest Foot Race”, a 135 mile non-stop run through some of the least forgiving environments and deadly triple digit temperatures, people show jaw dropping resilience.
Ultrarunner Steve Maliszewski tests his own resilience while honoring the brave children fighting cancer by taking on the challenge of the Badwater 135 running, for the Snowdrop Foundation, a non-profit organization deeply involved in lending much needed support to childhood patients and survivors.
To further motivate Maliszewski, friends created a pediatric cancer patient letter writing campaign. Childhood cancer survivor, Krystil Leonhardt shared some of her story. “I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2005 after graduating high school with a softball scholarship to SFASU. I ended up relapsing. I had my right lung removed. I remember hating the running part of softball but I would give anything to run again, so please run for me! I am now going on 9 years in remission.”
To date Maleiszewski has run 43 races of marathon length or greater and43 Half Marathons. This is, by far, his greatest challenge.
For more information on the Snowdrop Foundation be sure to visit www.snowdropfoundation.org.
About Snowdrop Foundation, Inc.
The Snowdrop Foundation, Inc. provides scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.
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