On July 11, 2016, Duncan Quinn suffered a fall that resulted in a traumatic brain injury and is in a coma. Duncan is a cadet, entering his 4th year at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
And while the most significant thing any of us can do is pray for Duncan to wake up from the coma and fully recover, there has been an outpouring show of support from many that want to do more.
The friends of the Quinns have organized this "virtual run" as a means for you to help. All proceeds from this run will go directly to the Quinn family to help defray their medical and transportation costs.
Step 1. Sign up for the Virtual Run 4 Duncan Event here (you can buy a shirt and donate, too, if you'd like).
Step 2. Post a message on Facebook (FB) encouraging others to join you - solo runs are fine, too.
(The location, time, and distance are entirely up to you! It can be a race, fun run, or even a walk).
Step 3: Download a race bib; Print & cut it out.
Write out a message for Duncan on the bib (i.e. "Love from Drexel Hill!")
Step 5: Post your picture(s) from your unique locations to the Run4Duncan FB page (or #Run4Duncan); Like the Run4Duncan FB page so that you'll see other pictures posted.
It's a run that you can do anytime, anywhere, any distance, with as many or as few companions as you'd like. You can sign up and run a solo, soul-searching run on the morning dew of your neighborhood streets; you can walk on the beach with friends; or you can post a time & location and run up the art museum steps with a group. Whatever you'd like. Please take a picture of you and your bib and post it. While Duncan is in a coma, I truly believe that he feels the outpouring of our love & support. Seeing the pictures will give his family a boost of positive energy.
Shirts can be ordered (optional) on the race website. We are looking at ordering A4 tech shirts (Royal Blue with White print). We will charge $10 per shirt which will include postage within the U.S. so that we can mail it to you. Any leftover funds will be added to the overall donation.
Logo for front of shirt - left breast
Back of Shirt
From Duncan's heritage, folding paper cranes is a Japanese tradition when you have a special intention or wish. To date, Duncan's friends and family have folded over 6,000 paper cranes!