This past Saturday several MYD volunteers joined Achilles International for a run in Central Park.
Blaire and Jee, two of our amazing volunteers, ran with Richard, a civil rights attorney who also happens to be almost completely blind. He said something that really struck me: if volunteers don’t show up for these runs, he is forced to run on a treadmill. Because we were there, he was able to do a 5 mile run in Central Park on a gorgeous, sunny day.
These athletes were amazing. Most of them were doing 5 and 6 mile runs; I could barely do 2! It was a truly inspiring day and I encourage everyone to get involved.
We will be organizing another MYD event later this month, but Achilles is out there every Saturday. So just show up at 90th and 5th around 10:15 am, they’d love to have you!