Running Marathons to Raise Awareness of Charcot-Marie-Tooth

by | Nov 17, 2011 | 3 comments

“America’s Friendliest Marathon,” held in Richmond, VA this past weekend, included some important friends of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation who ran to raise awareness of Charcot-Marie-Tooth and to generate funds for research to find a cure.

Kim Farren was the star of the day, completing her first marathon in honor of her sister, HNF founder Allison Moore, and the millions like her who live with CMT.

It was an emotional and exhilarating day.  A crisp breeze mixed with sparkling sun to make the perfect day for runners and cheerleaders alike!  A crowd gathered at mile 22 to bring Kim home to the finish line.  Her sister Courtney even joined her for that last leg.  In all it was an amazing accomplishment that symbolizes the commitment of our partners in this mission to support those living with CMT.

Of course we held a big celebration hat evening to congratulate Kim!  Thank you to Party Ease, LLC, who did such a great job catering the event.  In all, several thousand dollars was raised in pledges and contributions–thank you so much to all who donated!

If you haven’t already, please consider a donation on Kim’s behalf.  Thank you so much!

Take a look at pictures on facebook, and watch our video below!


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  1. Ruth

    AWESOME!!! My husband (with CMT) and our personal trainer are doing the marathon. I’m doing the 1/2 marathon. We belong to a group called Team CMT.

    • carol

      That’s great to hear! We’d love for you and your friends to join our Community Cheer Challenge and our after-party. Details above. Looking forward to seeing you!

  2. Chris Wodke

    I am a manager for Team CMT. WE are a group of 54 athletes in 15 states and England working to raise awareness of CMT by particpation in athletic events. One of our athletes Richard Cook will be wearing a Team CMT uniform in this race. His son and wife also on the team will run the half marathon. I would like to offer any athletes running this event for you to join Team CMT. The singlets and membership is free. Details at


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