Once in awhile a really wild idea gets into your head, ferments, grows and if
powerful enough has the power to transform your thoughts into actions.
Tommy Neeson, husband to Elaine, father to Shelby and parent of a child
lost to cancer (Randi) has a passion for running and a passion for helping
others in need.
In 2007, Tommy raised thousands of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Norfolk, VA with a world record setting 50k treadmill run (see
video). And now, Tommy's energy and enthusiasm for running will merge
with his leadership and passion for helping others into a very unique event
that will culminate with a single step.
Four Million Steps, the Ronald McDonald House Run for Compassion will
start in Bangor, Maine and end over 2,300 miles later in Miami, Florida.
Along the way, Tommy will stop off at different Ronald McDonald Houses to
visit and support families affected by cancer and to coordinate runs with
corresponding local running clubs in an effort to increase local involvement
and support for The Ronald McDonald House.
Consider donating to this very worthwhile
cause which will ultimately help many, many
people who are battling through a very
difficult and emotional time in their life. If you
are unable to send a donation, consider
asking your company to make a donation or
send an e-mail of encouragement to Tommy
as he prepares for his epic run!
Good luck Tommy!
- Dean Clifton
Friend and Runner