VEGA seller runs for 24 hours, raises more than $11,000
VEGA Americas seller Stephen Strawn tied up his running shoes, stepped onto a treadmill, and ran for 24 hours straight on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
During those 24 hours, Strawn ran a total of 92.85 miles and raised more than $11,000 to help cover medical expenses for the Stenz family.
ARMS most often occurs in large muscles of the trunk, arms, and legs, and it usually requires more intense treatment, according to the American Cancer Society.
After seeing a donation bucket for the Stenz family at a local diner, Strawn began organizing the charity run, and it only grew from there.
Strawn worked with his local Planet Fitness to schedule a day and time for the event, and as the details started coming together, more and more people wanted to help.
Donations came in ahead of the event through a GoFundMe page, including a $1,000 donation from VEGA Americas, and others made more donations the day of the event.
Inspired by Strawn’s 24-hour run, members of Planet Fitness and community members signed up to run alongside him.
By the end of the event, running participants ran a total of 701 miles, and the Stenz family was able to put a dent in their medical expenses.