WHAT ARE WE CURRENTLY UP TO…?
On Sunday, December 2, Gretchen Schoenstein will run her 75th Half Marathon in San Antonio, Texas!
This is her story:
Hard to believe, but in December 2018 I’m running my 75th half marathon. I couldn’t do it without my ‘why’ and my why for running is because I CAN despite my body producing auto immune diseases one after another since I was a kid. And when in early 2007 I was told I’d never run again due to a battle with sarcoidosis, I resigned myself to their prognosis. But in 2010, determined to prove doctors, and myself, wrong, I trained for one half marathon. 8 years later I’m running my 75th against the odds and in spite of multiple flare ups over the years and I can’t and don’t do it just for me. It’s about so much more, it’s about celebrating all those affected by AI issues and it’s about Operation Shooting Star taking their work to the next level.
I’m honored to be an Ambassador for OSS and to use my running and my accomplishments to raise money for them, to ensure more people understand about the more than 24 million Americans who are affected by 80+ autoimmune diseases. PLEASE HELP ME SMASH THIS GOAL!
Thank you for your support.
To learn more about Gretchen or to reach her directly, check out her bio here!
“Wish, Believe, Achieve…Cure One to Cure All.” O.S.S. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research, and to encourage communication to bridge the gap between patients, doctors, and researchers of all Autoimmune Diseases.
OUR GOALS ARE SIMPLE…
~ RAISE AWARENESS of AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES and their connection ~
~ RAISE FUNDS to support RESEARCHERS working to FIND A CURE ~
~ RAISE AWARENESS & FUNDS to continue ADVOCATING for those affected ~
HOW YOU CAN HELP…
~ Support Gretchen directly by donating to this very important cause ~
If you’d like to send a donation via check please mail to:
Operation Shooting Star
34454 East Havenwood Drive
Frankford, De 19945