Here is a testimony from Bassey on why he runs for Team JDRF…
“Back in 2014 I joined a club that you never aspire to be invited to when my brother passed away from complications from type 1 diabetes. Since that day I have become an avid supporter of JDRF and their mission to enable those with T1D to live more productive lives.
Not long after his passing, I took on running in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon not only as a form of therapy but as a medium for me to fundraise for JDRF. Since that time I’ve not only completed the race 9 times but also have been able to raise over $123,000 for JDRF.
Over the years of participating in this race, running has transformed from being a way to grieve and reflect to now playing a pivotal role in connecting with others who are fighting through some of their own greatest challenges. It is through running that I have found a way to continue my brother’s legacy and connect with others to support them through whatever race they are battling through on or off the pavement.
We have yet to find a cure, so I’m not done running! Consider joining JDRF to support in a future endurance challenge to help our fundraising efforts.”
The Flying Pig Marathon with be May 3 – 5 and offers race distances from the 5K to the full marathon, there’s something for everyone during this fun filled weekend! The course provides runners with a tour of some of the best neighborhoods in the Cincinnati area! Every mile you run and dollar you raise will help us get closer to our ultimate finish line–a world without T1D.
Register to run with Bassey and Team JDRF at the 2024 Flying Pig Marathon HERE!