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EDS Wellness is participating in the #AmericaRuns5k with Charity Footprints, a virtual fundraiser beginning September 16th.

EDS Wellness will donate 100% of the proceeds from registrations, funds raised and donations to help families and individuals impacted by hurricanes Harvey & Irma in whatever way(s) are determined most needed.

The EDS/HSD/Hypermobility-related Syndromes community is huge in both Texas, Florida and all areas affected by these devastating natural disasters. When you add in the fires out west, as well as the flooding and other natural devastation globally, the impact and stress on those living with chronic illnesses make life and striving to live well — that much harder. Dare I say impossible in many ways.

I know there are so many who are not blessed to have a safe place to go or do not have the means to protect themselves. And there are countless individuals I who cannot leave.

Yesterday morning, I was thinking that there’s no way we will not come down to Florida to help afterward if needed. EDS Wellness will help facilitate supplies or donations to people in Florida, Texas, and other areas impacted by these storms. We can work together with other medical non-profits and our sister organizations to collaborate and help as much as possible (The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain, The Hypermobility Syndromes Association, International Pain Foundation, The Mindfulness Center – just to name a few).

How the virtual American Runs 5k works:

You commit to walking, running or biking a specific amount of miles (or mile) between September 16th – September 30th. Registration is $50 and registration fees are donated directly to EDS Wellness. Additional fundraising is optional. We also have corporate sponsors who are joining us. The more people we have registered and committed, the better for our corporate sponsor collaborations.

If you would like to join us, you can register by going to http://www.americaruns5k.com/home

When registering, you select EDS Wellness as the team you want to join.

If you would like to donate directly to EDS Wellness for the benefit of helping families and individuals in the EDS/HSD/Hypermobility-related syndromes community & those in the related conditions communities, versus participating in the America Runs 5k, you can do so by going to https://www.paypal.me/EDSWellness.

***If donating directly, please make sure to designate “To benefit families and individuals affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.”***

When you designate what your donation is specifically meant for, a nonprofit organization is obligated to use those funds only for that specific project, initiative, program, etc. And because EDS Wellness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 100% of any donations or registration fees paid are tax-deductible. We are also happy to provide receipts for donations as well.

I’m not exactly sure what we can do, or how we can best help, but I’m committed and open to ideas. In many ways, we have to wait, assess the impact and work to find guidance on how we can help. Thoughts and feedback are always welcome!

Link to original post on EDS Wellness’ Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/EDSWellness/posts/1560544734008972

Link to EDS Wellness’ Team & Registration page on America Runs 5k with Charity Footprints – http://www.americaruns5k.com/team?id=228

We would love to have you join us!