Running for OI: NN CPC Run 2019
On March 10, 2019 the 45th edtion of the legendary NN CPC Run takes place again in The Hague. This run is attracting ca. 45.000 participants across various distances each year. Are you looking for a new running challenge? And are you willing to help out a worthy cause? Run for OI!
Why are we running for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)?
OI is a rare, genetic disease affecting the bone and connective tissue in the body. It is characterized by very fragile bones from birth. The cause of OI is a mutation in the genetic information, which is responsible for the production of collagen, which makes normal bones both solid and flexible. As a result, people with this disease often break their bones. In many cases first fractures happen during birth or sometimes even in the womb. During a lifetime, dozens of fractions occur, sometimes more than 200! Children are most fragile.
With this run, we celebrate running by running for those who often can't. Your contributions to research for OI are much needed and incredibly much appreciated!