On Friday, May 17th to Saturday, May 18th, Team Biogen will hit the ground running in the 2019 Reebok Ragnar Great Midwest, a 14-person relay race. The team’s goal is to raise funds and awareness for the SMA community.
Team Biogen has already raised over $12,000 for Team Cure SMA while training for this epic relay-race. They will kick off their 200-mile journey in Waukegan, IL, then head north past stunning views of Lake Michigan and end in Madison, Wisconsin over the course of 30 hours.
The team includes: Brian Bieller, Cari Henry-Holm, Chad Mierau, Dan Pucci, Danielle Conley, Derk Holder, Jeff Combs, Katie Heggemeier, Kim DeRobertis, Leanne Vaugh, Nate Greene, Sarah Jennison, Shane Dorfman, and Tracy Parker.
“My colleagues and I strongly believe in Cure SMA’s mission – they fund research that drives breakthroughs in treating SMA, and they provide families support. We hoped that by training for this race, it would be a way to show support, raise awareness for the group and give back to the SMA community,” said team member Sarah Jennison.
Team Cure SMA is an endurance program designed to connect runners and cyclists with Cure SMA. Team Cure SMA athletes from across the country can choose to participate in a variety of endurance events including wheelchair-friendly races.