The Histio Blue Ribbon Run unites the Histio Community everywhere, to run/walk together in spirit and in recognition of Histio Awareness Month and our commitment to the patients and families impacted by histiocytic disorders.
Lindsey Nelson, Histio Warrior/Ambassador
In 2022, Lindsey had the vision of a run that would spread awareness about histiocytic disorders and raise necessary funds for research. From her vision, the Histio Blue Ribbon Run was born.
In Lindsey's words:
"Bridge Runners came to mind because it is a group of like-minded individuals who have great energy and explore NYC by running over bridges and the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Running over bridges is symbolic in the sense that bridges represent the union of two realms or a transition from one location to another. Similarly, in histiocytosis, we are attempting to find a cure and, therefore, bridge the gaps in research and funding in order to get there. The Bridge Runners are an important part of NYC and will help give visibility to our cause."
Why a Bridge Run
A bridge symbolizes: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
Expanding community by spreading awareness
Building “bridges” toward a cure
With participation from the Histio Community everywhere – we can continue spreading awareness and taking steps toward a cure for histiocytic disorders!
Learn more about Bridge Runners
Check out the story of Bridge Runners!
If you're in the NYC area, join us for a fun group run on Sunday, September 24th in Astoria Park, Queens or check out Bridge Runners on Wednesdays and run to raise awareness and funds for histio.