Sara Bliss Hamblett & Steve Bliss: Two siblings trying to raise $$$ for Parkinson's in honor of our Dad Richard Bliss.
Marathon day has historically been a big day in the Bliss house. Our Dad started running marathons in 1970 when it was a few thousand people running around Central Park. He ran the first Interboro marathon in 1976 and around 12 marathons during his life, only retiring after he had Parkinson's for several years.
Steve was the first Bliss to follow suit, running a total of five marathons. Sara decided to try it at 27, loved it, but swore that was her only one.
At 80, on Marathon Sunday in November, our Dad passed away the minute the marathon officially starts-- after fighting Parkinson's for 25 years. It just didn't seem like an accident and it inspired Steve and Sara's husband Brooks Hamblett to run it for the next several years to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
They made it look so easy, that I am back in the ring 20 years later, even though I only like to run short distances & Steve is running again in honor of this 60th.
The marathon is a crazy undertaking, but we're doing it because we have seen firsthand how tough and challenging Parkinson's can be for families and patients. This disease needs a cure now.
Please help us support The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research by making a contribution to our team and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise will advance The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research's great cause.
Together, we can make a difference! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!