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This Saint Joseph’s Student is Running a 5k EVERY SINGLE DAY

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Ethan Widrig, a St. Joseph's student, is running a 5K every single day for 100 days to raise money for Alzheimer's awareness and research. He usually runs at night. He is shown on Oct. 11, 2019.
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More than five years after June Widrig died, her 21-year-old grandson Ethan Widrig has a new tradition in her memory: this one is daily, and it’s meant to support not just those battling Alzheimer’s like June had, but also the families and caregivers who are so often the disease’s unspoken victims.

 

Ethan Widrig, a St. Joseph’s student, is running a 5K every single day for 100 days to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. He usually runs at night. He is shown on Oct. 11, 2019.

 

Every day since Aug. 26, Widrig, a senior at St. Joseph’s University, has run a 5K. And he plans to run a 5K every single day until Dec. 3. That’s 100 days of 3.1-mile runs, or 500 kilometers, far enough to run from here to Pittsburgh. He’s sticking with it to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a nonprofit founded in 2002 to both fund Alzheimer’s research and provide services and support to caregivers. His initial fund-raising goal is $2,000.

 

To help donate to Ethan’s cause visit his page here.

 

 

Read more about this amazing story here.

by Anna Orso, Updated: October 19, 2019

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