Kristin Miga - "Run For It Marty"
I’m excited to be joining Run4Buffalo in their mission to support the Buffalo community through one of my hobbies and passions—running! I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember, from grade school track through college, and more recently, I’ve completed marathons and half marathons, as well as other local 5ks and 10ks to stay fit and to have fun. I am inspired by Run4Buffalo’s mission to combine fitness with a good cause, and am particularly excited to join them in their fight against Parkinson’s Disease. My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when I was a senior in high school. As his disease has progressed and I noticed the effects that it was slowly starting to take on him, I began to research the disease and become involved with groups that support the cause. This past fall, I completed the NYC marathon with Team Fox, supporting the Michael J Fox Foundation, and my family has gotten involved with the National Parkinson’s Foundation of WNY through the annual wine tasting event and Moving Day. My dad, my coach and my go-to guy, inspires me every day with his positivity and the fight that he puts up against this disease. I’m running with the hope that I, with the help of the Run4Buffalo community, can share that inspiration with others!