Dr. Leon’s running career dates back to 2001 – when he ran a 5k and was then hooked on the sport. He has completed a number of marathons, but found a connection to ultrarunning because of the required mental endurance. The selection of a career in vascular surgery was a combination of the specialty’s requirement for perfection and his father’s diabetes diagnosis. Poor foot gangrene and poor leg circulation would eventually lead to Dr. Leon performing a revascularization procedure on his own father.
As the newly named chairman of the My Leg My Choice Foundation, Dr. Leon is one of the leaders driving the non-profit organization’
The Tucson, Ariz.-based vascular surgeon has found a unique way of raise PAD awareness – dedicating his next ultrarunning endeavor to the cause. He hopes to raise $10,000 for the My Leg My Choice Foundation during his longest-ever race.
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For more information about the foundation, visit www.mylegmychoice.org.
For more information on the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, visit www.tahoe200.com
About the My Leg My Choice Foundation
My Leg My Choice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation committed to educating patients who are at risk for foot, leg or lower leg extremity amputations due to diabetes and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD). We strive to bring awareness to patients, caregivers and communities about the warning signs of PAD, treatment options, and new technologies available if given the diagnosis or referral for amputation.
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