DMAIG is excited to introduce a brand new fundraiser, Hope From Coast 2 Coast, which will run during the weeks leading up to THON 2017. This event will consist of a virtual run with fundraising options and different levels of participation, each based on running experience or personal preference.
Hope From Coast 2 Coast (HFC2C) will take place February 12–19. Participants can choose to run one of four distances, each of which represents one of Christopher Millard’s Four Diamonds:
-The Courage Team will run or walk 1 mile.
-The Honesty Team will run or walk 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.
-The Strength Team has the entire week to run 46 miles, as Penn State Dance Marathon dancers stand for 46 hours.
-The Wisdom Team will run 135 miles, the distance between Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and Penn State University in University Park, PA. This distance will be completed as a team among friends and family, or participants can choose to be paired with fellow Penn State alumni from around the country.
To sign up for the fundraising event, every participant will need to create a fundraising page at www.crowdrise.com/HopeFromCoast2Coast and select a team. Then, a DMAIG representative will email further instructions, a fundraising guide, and a link to a support group for all runners.
For more information about the event or DMAIG, contact the Hope From Coast 2 Coast Director Darla Zecchin at email@example.com