Ultra marathoner, Dr. Alvin Lee, will add purpose and meaning to his miles by helping raise funds and awareness for sickle cell disease as he competes in the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run on May 17-18, 2014.
This challenging trail run will take Alvin and approximately 200 other runners over a demanding, rocky course in the Massanutten Mountains of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. One of Dr. Lee’s best friends, Dr. Larry Nixon, has a son who has sickle cell disease. Larry’s son is also Alvin’s Godson and is Alvin’s motivation for supporting sickle cell disease.
Dr. Nixon and his wife Dee are co-founders of Cure Sickle Cell Foundation. We look forward to Alvin helping launch our national campaign to encourage runners to carry the message that we need and deserve a cure for sickle cell disease. Dr. Lee will be wearing our official Adidas running shirt with the slogan ”… We Fight, We Run, We Stay in The Race.” The shirts will be available soon to anyone who donates or raises $100 for the Cure Sickle Cell Foundation. Support Alvin’s 100 mile effort with a $100 contribution. Dr. Lee owns a dental practice in Bowie, Maryland. He is married to Zakiya, and they have two children.
Benjamin Cone III is the founder and executive director of Worship Ministries, Inc of Jackson, MS. He is a spiritual advisor, noted songwriter and lead singer for the World renowned Mississippi Mass Choir. Benjamin's voice can be heard out front on songs like, "If I Be Lifted Up" and the 2011 Top 10 hit song, "God Made Me". He has ministered in across the US, Europe, and in South Africa. Benjamin, along with Worship, is a nationally signed gospel artist to the Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel/Malaco Music Group. Their debut single , "The Race", is quickly moving up the music charts and represents the spirit of those who run for sickle cell disease. The song is motivational and uplifting for those who Hope, Fight and Stay in The Race for A Cure.