Guy Fessenden Completes 100th Marathon in 140 Days at Santa Monica Pier to Address Mental Illness Stigma Saturday, February 19, 3pm | Benzinga.com
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Guy Fessenden Completes 100th Marathon in 140 Days at Santa Monica Pier to Address Mental Illness Stigma Saturday, February 19, 3pm
A 54 year old man running across the United States. 100 marathons in 140 days. Guy Fessenden has stopped in 99 cities and towns across the country to speak out against the stigma of mental illness, to denounce the horrors of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses that have debilitated his 28 year old daughter, Suzanne, for most of her life and to raise funding for research. He finishes this Saturday, February 19 at 3pm at the Santa Monica Pier and invites the public to join him.
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On October 2, 2010, Guy Fessenden began his trek with ‘toes in the ocean’ in Savannah, Georgia and as of February 17, 2011, completed 99 marathon runs, as part of his goal to complete 100 marathons in 140 days. He is running for a life, Suzanne’s, who is schizophrenic, and all the others who suffer from mental illness. Details of the run, as well as the route and media coverage along the way, can be found at http://www.facebook.com/afathersjourney or http://www.afathersjourney.org.
Guy Fessenden noted: “With the completion of 99 marathons to date, though difficult and brutal on the human body, the human spirit is thriving. My journey is nothing compared to the arduous and painful journey and battles people with mental illness face every day. It hasn’t been easy. I have dealt with bad weather, heat, blisters, lost toenails, had chest pain from oxygen poisoning from higher altitudes, migraine headaches, blurred vision from head-on winds for two weeks, and two broken bones in my right foot. But it has been less than Suzanne deals with on a daily basis, and does so with dignity and grace. I am proud that she is my daughter.”
With 99 marathons in 138 days complete, Guy Fessenden’s odyssey, called A Father’s Journey, will finish on Saturday, February 19 at the Santa Monica Pier. The public is welcome to join him and run the last mile to speak out against the stigma of mental illness and to join him for this triumphant finish by meeting at 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, Parking Lot 5 at 3pm.
Man runs across United State ends Saturday at the Santa Monica pier see him in person.