Days of Our Lives star, Martha Madison (Belle) and her siblings do something special for their mother who has suffered from FTD for years. Read more here--->>>
Days of Our Lives star, Martha Madison (Belle) and her siblings; Alison and Bo will partake in the BMW Dallas Marathon and Half Marathon on December 9th. This is in honor of their mother, Barabara Baggs who has suffered from FTD for 15 plus years.
"As my mom’s long-term caregiver of 13 years, I have witnessed the steady deterioration of her mind and body due to FTD. Her abilities and “can-do” spirit diminished while mine flourished. She never had time for self-pity, instead insisted we accomplish what we want while we could. Her determination fuels my passion to live life in the healthiest, most active way I can, for as long as I have the ability. In spirit, I carry her with me through all of my events. The 2018 BMW Dallas Marathon will be extra special because my sisters and I will be together, running for her!" - Bo Yates
Madison shared, "Since my sister, Bo's, completion of her first IronMan earlier this year, I have not only been inspired by her physical fitness, motivation and tenacity, but also by her mantra, "I do it because I can!" Our mother and so many others cannot because of this devastating disease. So, I decided to train for the last six months and run in honor of those who cannot. I will carry my Mom in my mind and heart the entire way."
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the AFTD in support of our Mom. The process is fast, easy and secure. They've already raised just a little bit over $2,000, fans can support by going here: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1805409
My sisters and I are running the Dallas BMW Marathon (and half marathon) this Sunday in support of the Association of Frontotemporal Dementia (AFTD). As most of you know, this cause is close to our heart as our mother has lived with this degenerative brain disease for more than 15 years. • If you'd like to support this cause, just click the link in my BIO to give what you can. There's also some info on FTD if you'd like to learn more about it. If you're not up for a financial donation, I hope you'll consider sharing this link on any of your social platforms. • Much appreciated. Cheers! #AFTD @theaftd @bmwdallasmarathon @nbcdays