My name is John Korinek, friends call me Jake, I am a FDNY
Paramedic. I feel honored to be asked to participate in the G2G ultra marathon
with JAR of Hope, A/K/A Teamjamesy for a 2nd chance to raise awareness for JAR
of Hope and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Jamesy has a rare condition called Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy (DMD) that affects one in 3500 boys. DMD is a severe muscle wasting
disease that leaves most boys wheelchair bound by age 12, and there is
currently no cure.
To raise awareness we are running 170 miles through the
Grand Canyon over the course of 7 days, and also running the 2019 NYC marathon
when we return from the desert! I have never faced anything so challenging, yet
it pales in comparison to what these children and their families endure on a
My goal is to raise awareness and at least $10,000 for JAR
of Hope, to help find treatment and a cure. Every penny helps! Even if you are
unable to donate please help by sharing the link.