The Ayden Rae Foundation Annual Route 66 Run, Relay & Auto Tour is a unique fund raising program that gives you a chance to directly support our mission of providing support for life-saving efforts in advocating and improving patient care for HG patients, education, research, and reaching populations at risk from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a devastating condition. Funding to develop screening, cures, and treatment has been and continues to be woefully inadequate. We need to work together to improve awareness which in turn will hopefully lead to more research and support, and eventually a cure.
This life-changing event gives everyone a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled Hyperemesis Gravidarum, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease while raising funds for ground breaking research and empowering women living with or surviving Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Today, the Ayden Rae Foundation begins to spread Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness along to entire span of Historical Route 66. This year marks to first year for the 1st Annual Ayden Rae Foundation Route 66 Run, Relay & Auto Tour, a 16 Day Guided Tour From Chicago to Santa Monica. This is going to be an amazing experience and will definitely create a great deal of education and awareness worldwide.
We kicked off the First Annual Ayden Rae Foundation Route 66 Run, Relay and Auto Tour in style by missing our flight to Chicago! But, that didn't stop us as we were determined to catch the next flight out and we are still on track to kick off the official event tomorrow morning. This is already proving to be an exciting event : ) Those who suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum know first hand how things don't always go as expected and oftentimes are forced to improvise; and our family has faced such challenges before. This event is dedicated to those who have suffered from HG, those who are suffering currently and those who will suffer in the future. We are determined to fight for a cause and cure for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Saturday, September 01, 2012 Day 1, Chicago to St Louis we had an amazing breakfast at Lou Mitchell’s. Next stop was Odell IL and as we approached the wonderful little town of Odell we saw a sign that said, “Welcome to Odell” followed by another sign saying, “Route 66ers” and still another sign saying, “A Small Town”, then another wonderful little sign which said, “With a Big Heart” and yet another sign saying, “Where Everybody” and the last sign said, “Is Somebody”… Therefore, all of the signs together say, “Welcome to Odell Route 66ers, a small town with a big heart where everybody is somebody. So, then we went to see the small town where everyone is somebody and found a delightful little town with a big heart for Route 66 and Route 66ers. Once we finished our adventure in Odell we traveled to the Museum in Pontiac IL, known as Pontiac Visitors Center to enjoy the wonderful museum and everything that comes with it. We were graciously invited in and enjoyed a wonderful walk back in time at the Pontiac Museum/Visitors Center. Route 66 Association of Illinois is in the process of partnering with the Ayden Rae Foundation and our Annual Route 66 Run, Relay and Auto Tour. They are already actively considering several different events along the route in the great state of Illinois for the 2nd Annual Ayden Rae Foundation Route 66 Run, Relay and Auto Tour in 2013.
We are looking forward to tomorrow Day 2 of our 1st Annual Ayden Rae Foundation Route 66 Run, Relay & Auto Tour, when we head to the Chain of Rocks Bridge in St Louis MO. Tomorrow morning 7am Central Time where we will kick off the 5K Run in St. Louis. Ayden Rae Foundation Chapter Leader, Carla Covin Lowman is super excited to lead the pack in the 5K Run to create much needed awareness for Hyperemesis Gravidarum. What an amazing day, we have already created so much HG Awareness and there is still so much more to come. Stay tuned for more wonderful highlights and adventures along Route 66 as we continue our Ayden Rae Foundation 1st Annual Route 66 Run, Relay & Auto Tour.