Run founder still on move
YorkRegion.com | May 17, 2011 | By Teresa Latchford
Louise Smith is still on the run.
Although the Newmarket native has moved up north, she remains involved in the organization of the local Rebecca Run, an event she founded a decade ago.
The first race at Fairy Lake raised $90,000 for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) research to find a cure for the neuromuscular disease that leads to muscle degeneration and weakness. The progressive disease results in the inability to walk, crawl, hold one’s head up, swallow and, eventually, breathe.
Her vision, determination and the event’s impact on the community snagged her a 2011 Mothers of Distinction award.
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