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EJ Scott to run a marathon on every continent in 2015

EJ Scott to run a marathon on every continent in 2015

EJ Scott has decided to take on a new challenge to raise funds for The Choroideremia Research Foundation (CRF) and other favorite charities. He plans to run a marathon on every continent in the world in 2015.

Read below what EJ Says about his new fundraising efforts:

I am losing my eye sight to a genetic degenerative eye disease called Choroideremia (CHM). It attacks peripherally and erodes the sight inward until a tunnel vision and then total blindness. Im legally blind now and in that tunnel vision area.

My grandfather was blind from it, my brother has it, my two little nephews have it, my mother, aunt and sister are all carriers of it. Some side effects are light sensitivity (UV rays will also speed up the progression), night blindness, affected depth perception.

I’m 39 years old now. In 2012 I had recently lost about 70 lbs and I decided to start running marathons. I ran 12 marathons in 2012 in 12 states BLINDFOLDED. I was able to raise over $150,000 for  It was the hardest year of my life but also the most rewarding. I was able to get a short film called RUNNING BLIND made about that year that was accepted into several film festivals and will hopefully be available for public view soon.

On November 6th, 2015 I’ll turn 40 years old. In that year, before I turn 41, I want to run a marathon on every continent. Yes, including Antarctica. I will run all of them for The CRF and The Foundation for Fighting Blindness (FFB), and I will share each continent with another charity that means a lot to me. Im still figuring out which foundations exactly, but Ill be raising money for ALS, Autism, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Rett Syndrome, helping kids and animals. My overall, goal will be to raise $500,000 altogther for the charities.

The money raised here will go toward the cost of getting me to all the marathons (the cost of Antarctica alone will be over $10,000) and possibly equipment, depending on how much Im able to raise. I’d also like to make another documentary or web series about my year. Any help is a big help. We have a lot to sell and a lot to raise so keep checking back. 

Below is a video of EJ talking about his announcement:

To start things going, EJ has a new auction up on eBay; a personalized poster from True Blood Season 3 which Deborah will personalize for the winner. Click on the image below to make your bid on eBay.

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    November 06, 2014

    Will you be bringing the event to Australia?

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    November 06, 2014

    Shay, EJ is running a marathon on each continent in 2015, so yes to Australia.

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    November 06, 2014

    Oh fantastic, does he know where in Aus yet it would be great to go along and support him

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    November 06, 2014

    That is real  commitment to a cause.

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    November 06, 2014

    Kudos to EJ for his dedication and commitment.

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    November 06, 2014

    He’s just announced, hasn’t planned yet. We’ll be putting a list up when he decides.

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    November 06, 2014

    I don’t think I could ever run that much lol

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    November 06, 2014

    Wherever he goes we will do our best to support his marathon, keep us posted so we can share the news

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    November 07, 2014

    super

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