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57 Year-Old Grandmother Travels to Atacama Desert to Run First of Four Ultramarathons for Charity
Date:2/22/2010

r a year.  Named TIME magazine's second most arduous event in the world, the 4 Deserts is a series of six-day, 150-mile ultramarathons that sends endurance athletes across the Atacama, Gobi, Sahara, and Antarctica deserts.  Linda's mission comes at the heels of her most recent accomplishment, running a marathon on each of the seven continents in under a year for charity.  To date, her Run7on7.com website has raised over $370,000 for drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery.  This year she hopes to raise $1 million, while generating a much-needed dialogue about addiction treatment and recovery.

"After running marathons around the world I have seen and heard firsthand how the disease of addiction is without boundaries," says Quirk.  "It is imperative that we inform the people of the world struggling with addictions that treatment exists and that long-term recovery is possible."

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