JAR of Hope LI Half Marathon

by Michele McHugh

Supporting: Christine DeAngelis for JAR of Hope


Campaign has ended.


Hi Everyone.   I normally run for weight loss but this year I wanted to run a 1/2 marathon.   When I saw my friend post about the charity “Jar of Hope”, I was excited to help a good cause while achieving my goal.  I normally run 5k races so this is a real stretch for me.  Jar of Hope helps to raise awareness and fund research to find a cure for children with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.   Help me to achieve my goal!    Also, if you are looking to run a 5k, 10K or 1/2 marathon, join our team.    If you want to learn more about this terrible children’s disease, check out

"Being a mother of two children, I don’t know what I would do if I was told that my child wouldn’t live past 18 years old due to a terminal disease. Unfortunately, this is what my friend Jim Raffone had to hear from his son’s pediatrician when his son Jamesy was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy."

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is an extremely rare terminal disease that affects 200,000 children a year with no known cure. Jim has made a decision to NOT accept this. His leadership, passion, devotion, and mission to find a cure is an inspiration.  

"I made a commitment to Jim that I will do everything I can to help raise money and awareness for Duchenne and made the decision to run the Long Island half marathon and NYC Marathon in honor of Jamesey and JAR of Hope in 2019."

If you would be interested in making a donation or help us in raising awareness for JAR of hope it would be greatly appreciated. 

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