We have often made fun of Summer and Winter Olympian Lolo Jones. I mean, she has made it kind of easy or, at least, a thing to do. On the other hand, though, we have all be inspired by the story of former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. His story of perseverance through his horrific injury is stuff Disney movies are made out of. So, really, the two of them have very little in common.
Well, that was until now. As Jones joined forces with LeGrand for the Wings for Life World Run.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Wings for Life World Run, it is a global race that is dedicated to funding spinal cord injury research. Which is obviously a very worthy cause and one near and dear to LeGrand.
This was the inaugural Wings for Life World Run, but that didn’t stop other relevant athletes from joining in to help the cause. As mentioned in the video, even DeMarcus Ware did his best to run while raising some loot for spinal injury research.
According to a statement, the global race works in a pretty neat fashion.
More than 35K+ runners kicked off simultaneously in 34 countries on six continents. In the global race, runners tried to avoid being caught by a ‘Catcher Car,’ an innovative moving finish line that pursues the runners from behind.
The best part of the Wings for Life World Run is that 100 percent of registration fees go to the Wings for Life Foundation, which is then used to fund research to cure spinal cord injury. So there’s no hidden percentage used to make a profit for someone else’s checkbook.
If you’re interested in learning more about it, which you should be because you are a great person, head over to the Wings for Life World Run website.
Going forward, one could imagine this event being bigger each and every year. It also, obviously, helps that the cause for the event is as worthy as anything out there.
So, what I guess I am trying to say is that you should care, donate, and learn as much as possible about things like this.
Did the poorly worded peer pressure work, or are you still looking for WAG articles on the Internet?