Abby Trenor, Salem High 2006 grad and fourth-year UVA student, is raising funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation by running a marathon during the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend with the NF Endurance Team on Saturday, January 9. The NF team raises money for research on neurofibromatosis, a debilitating genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow randomly through the body on the nerve sheaths. It occurs in more than one in 3,000 births – more than cystic fibrosis, duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined, according to the website: http://www.active.com/donate/nfdisney2010
“I run all the time, and I figured I might as well do something that I love to help benefit kids,” said Trenor, who researched many run-for-a-cause organizations before choosing the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
She is still soliciting donations for the CTF. Donations can be made via her website: http://www.active.com/donate/nfdisney2010/abbytrenor, or she can be contacted via 540-598-9467 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.