ME STRONG is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting individuals battling cancer through the power of friendship.
ME STRONG began when a core group of friends organized a 5k Run/Walk in honor of Linda Ryan. Linda was diagnosed with recurring cervical cancer at age 43. She had just successfully completed her first marathon. After eight grueling rounds of chemotherapy, in March of 2012, Linda was told that there is “no evidence of disease” in her body.
The first ME STRONG “Linda’s Run for the Dream” took place in Historic DeLand, FL in January 2012. It was an overwhelming success with close to 1,000 people of all ages committing to living a healthier lifestyle. The funds raised went toward cancer research and assisting community members battling cancer. The ME STRONG “Linda’s Run for the Dream” is our primary fundraiser and continues to be an annual event in DeLand. The 3rd annual race will be on Feburary 1, 2014.