Navigation Links
56 Year-Old Grandmother Announces Attempt to Become First Woman to Complete the 4 Deserts(TM) in Under a Year
Date:9/2/2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- After running a marathon on each of the seven continents in under a year by March of 2009, Linda Quirk of Run7on7.com fame is now announcing her next greatest endeavor: to attempt to become the first woman to complete the 4 Deserts - a grueling series of ultra-marathons - in under a year in 2010. This announcement is a continuation of her global efforts to raise funds and awareness for drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery, something she personally experienced after almost losing her stepdaughter to a gripping meth addiction.

"I see this next attempt as a way to raise global awareness for drug and alcohol addiction and recovery," says Linda Quirk. "After completing seven marathons on seven continents I've personally seen how the disease of addiction is without boundaries."

Linda's goal has always been to help raise $1 million dollars for Caron Treatment Center's addiction scholarship program that helps families in need gain access to treatment at Caron. To date, Run7on7.com has successfully raised close to $300,000. However, Linda's hopeful this next quest will get her closer to her million dollar goal.

"It's been difficult," says Linda Quirk. "At one end you have a 56 year-old body running all these extreme marathons in under a year, and at the other, a fundraising mission during an economic crisis. What keeps me going is I honestly believe we need to do more to highlight the positive affects of recovery and to encourage people to seek treatment."

Caron is a nonprofit addiction treatment center that helps those affected by alcohol and drugs and their families begin a new life. Linda's stepdaughter, Katherine, began her journey from methamphetamine addiction to recovery at Caron Renaissance in Florida, som
'/>"/>

SOURCE www.Run7on7.com
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Are civil unions a 600-year-old tradition?
2. Less than 3 percent of UK 11-year-olds take enough exercise
3. Prostate cancer increases hip fracture risk by eight times in 50 to 65 year-olds
4. Most ancient case of tuberculosis found in 500,000-year-old human; points to modern health issues
5. Evidence of TB Found in 500,000-Year-Old Fossil
6. 16-Year-Old Ecuadorian Boy in Dire Need of Dialysis Treatments Thanks One of Nations Leading Providers for Saving His Life
7. Study finds outcomes of high-risk cancer operations in 80-year-olds worse than reported
8. Almost Half of 10-Year-Olds Have Tasted Alcohol
9. 32-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor, Fashion Model Featured in Benefit Concert Music of the Light at Skirball Cultural Center
10. Good luck indeed: 53 million-year-old rabbits foot bones found
11. Florida Abandons Paralyzed, Ventilator-Dependent 21-Year-Old Who Needs 24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... The proposed consolidation of all federally-filed ... December, when the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ... Hearing Session Order issued by the Panel on October ... on December 4, 2014, in Charleston, South Carolina. The ... Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, No. 2592) , “Our Firm ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 TASC ... medical and other benefits account management services, announces ... help employers save on taxes, reduce administrative workload, ... provide tax savings and the efficient handling of ... the Suite that best meets their goals and ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 The federal judge overseeing ... ) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. in the ... Southern District of West Virginia has denied a ... in a group of cases filed on behalf ... October 21st, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise ... Those who sleep less or more than the ... more prone to developing the chronic condition, which causes ... concluded that duration and quality of sleep are key ... diseases. "Both short and long durations of sleep ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... -- October,s shorter, darker days can trigger a type ... an expert. People affected by seasonal affective ... motivation and even have trouble getting out of bed. ... Dr. Angelos Halaris, a professor in the department of ... School of Medicine. "Seasonal affective disorder should not ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: JPML to Hear Oral Arguments on Proposed Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation at December Hearing, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: JPML to Hear Oral Arguments on Proposed Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation at December Hearing, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:TASC’s New Suites Offer Tax Savings and Protection 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study 2Health News:Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression 2
... Organization (NGO), sent over $3,000,000 of vitally needed medical supplies to ... ... -- In a continent often defined by man-made conflicts and natural ... success stories. Among the 53 countries in Africa there ...
... used as traditional remedies for hundreds of years. Among ... in treatment of hepatitis, inflammation, osteomyelitis and gynecological diseases ... barbata have growth inhibitory effects on a number ... of lung, breast and digestive system cancer, hepatoma, and ...
... Scantek Medical, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SKML)("Scantek") announced ... voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court pursuant ... States Code. Scantek also announced today that it ... Sensor product ("BreastCare") to a medical equipment supplier for ...
... genes initially appeared to be statistically significantly associated with ... individual studies are pooled, however, few DNA repair gene ... to a field synopsis published in the December 30 ... Cancer Institute. , Because DNA damage is associated ...
... didn,t halt women,s risk of developing disease , , TUESDAY, ... the supposed cancer-fighting powers of vitamins C and E, ... don,t prevent the disease in women. , And another ... new study found. , , "Simply taking antioxidant supplements ...
... Boston resident Barbara Gilchrest, MD, a member of ... and professor and chairman-emeritus of the Department of Dermatology ... recently named one of America,s Top Doctors by Castle ... recognized by consumers seeking high-quality medical care, is a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Good News in Africa: Beyond the headlines 2Health News:Scantek Medical Files for Chapter 11 Voluntary Bankruptcy and Receives Orders for the Sale of BreastCare(TM) 2Health News:Few DNA repair genes maintain association with cancer in field synopsis 2Health News:Vitamins Fail to Prevent Cancer: Study 2Health News:Vitamins Fail to Prevent Cancer: Study 3Health News:BMC, Boston University School of Medicine dermatologist named one of America's Top Doctors 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 In conjunction with DURECT Corporation,s (Nasdaq: ... press release, you are invited to listen to the ... internet on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm ... live audio webcast of the presentation will be available ... clicking "Investor Relations."  If you are unable to participate ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 24, 2014 Best Practices designed the ... with a forum for sharing insights about the ... a mechanism for creating and sharing solutions through ... findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium survey. ... for the first roundtable of the 2014-2015 Medical ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  Cephasonics, a technology-innovation leader with a game-changing ... (cQuest Ultrasound Box™-1), the first product in a new ... by Cephasonics for purchase by companies to rebrand with ... be showcasing the cQUB-1 for the first time at ... Chongqing, China from October 23 to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DURECT Corporation Invites You to Join its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call 2Strong Participation in Best Practices' Medical Affairs Consortium Survey 2Cephasonics Launches the cQUB-1, First Product in New Family of cQUB White-Label Ultrasound Systems Targeted at Medical Applications 2Cephasonics Launches the cQUB-1, First Product in New Family of cQUB White-Label Ultrasound Systems Targeted at Medical Applications 3
... SUPERIOR, Colo., Jan. 10, 2011 Key Equipment ... finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: ... entered into an exclusive, long term, program agreement with ... America is the U.S. distributor of Hitachi Medical Corporation,s ...
... Jan. 8, 2011 - Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has become aware ... pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group and ... safety, Bayer wants to ensure that U.S. patients and physicians ... The recall of the Triad Group alcohol ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Key Equipment Finance Enters Long-Term Program Agreement With Hitachi Medical Systems America 2Key Equipment Finance Enters Long-Term Program Agreement With Hitachi Medical Systems America 3Important Information for Betaseron® (interferon beta 1-b) Consumers Regarding Triad Group's Alcohol Prep Products 2Important Information for Betaseron® (interferon beta 1-b) Consumers Regarding Triad Group's Alcohol Prep Products 3
... The Cryostage freezing stage is a refrigerated ... object holder, primarily for use with the 8000 ... other sledge microtomes. ,The refrigerated stage gives a ... the surface is ridged to provide good adhesion ...
... work, it is necessary to cool a specimen ... be fitted to most microtomes and will permit ... depending on conditions. The equipment consists of a ... stage is best suited for operation with a ...
... Freezing Stages fit easily onto most microtomes. ... need only the AC supply and a trickle ... starts immediately and can be maintained indefinitely. ... temperatures can be set for different kinds of ...
... MNL 4404 & 4405 series Freezing Stages ... devices have no moving parts and need only ... water for operation. Freezing starts immediately ... is adjustable so that optimum cutting temperatures can ...
Medicine Products: