ME STRONG is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting the friends, families and individuals battling cancer. ME STRONG began the fall of 2011 when a group of four friends organized a 5k in honor of their close friend Linda Ryan. The summer of 2011, Linda had just completed her first marathon when a few weeks later she was diagnosed with recurring cervical cancer. It was Linda’s positive attitude and commitment to healthy living while battling cancer that inspired her friends to organize an event that reflected her strong spirit in faith, body, and mind.
Today Linda is healthy and is living with no evidence of cancer. On January 31, 2015 ME STRONG celebrated the Fourth Annual DeLand ME STRONG 5k. It was the largest 5k in Volusia County History with nearly 2,000 participants and hundreds of volunteers and spectators. A video of the race can be seen by clicking on the “DeLand 5k” tab on our website.
ME STRONG is proud that through the efforts of their five founding members and dedicated volunteers they are well on their way to donating nearly quarter of a million dollars in the battle against cancer
ME STRONG continues to grow and host a variety of types of events across the country. The ME STRONG Community believes in spreading happiness by supporting individuals battling cancer through health, laughter and friendship.