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Running for a friend–who can’t!
From the moment he signed up for the Milwaukee Marathon, Riley Enright knew he would be making his first attempt at 26.2 miles for the personal challenge – but also for a greater cause
Riley not only decided to sign up for his first marathon, he is also trying to raise money for the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation, which supports research and provides support for those with neurological disorders. The foundation has raised more than $4 million since its inception in 2001.
“I know that Bryon and people in chairs would love to walk, to run, to push themselves,” said Enright. “Because they push themselves every day – out of necessity. I’m sure they would love to do run a marathon for fun.” I have biked across the state to raise money because of Bryon, and I could picture Bryon in his chair next to me, thinking he would love to do this.”
How to support Riley and the BRPF:
Go to Riley’s Every Day Hero page to make a donation and help spread the word about his efforts through social media.
Follow Riley’s Story in the Journal Sentinel series In Our Shoes
The Journal Sentinel is following 6 runners running a marathon for the first time. One of those runners is Riley Enright. Please follow Riley by reading some of the fantastic articles about him and his journey to complete his first marathon. Go to In Our Shoes on the Journal Sentinel website to see more.