At 54, Cindy Abbott Runs the Iditarod to Raise Awareness of Her Rare Disease

As someone who has bungee jumped, climbed the Oakland Bridge, and stayed awake for 80 hours in a sleep deprivation study, I considered myself adventurous. Wrong! At 54, Cindy Abbott is running the Iditarod, a treacherous, 1000-mile dog sled race through the Alaskan wilderness. When she finishes, she will be the first woman to race the Iditarod and summit Mt. Everest, all while living with a rare, incurable disease.Read more here:


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