28 Aug '15, 7am
Father-son duo run across the U.S. donating racing chairs for kids with cerebral palsy
On July 4, starting in Seattle, Shaun Evans began running across the country. He was joined by his family: his wife, Nichole, who drove an RV with their younger son, Simon. Meanwhile Shaun pushed their older son, Shamus, whose cerebral palsy keeps him from running on his own, in a racing chair Shamus named the Turquoise Tornado. The Evans family wasn’t just making a trip across the U.S., though. Now 53 days into the journey, their mission, named Power to Push, is to raise money and awareness for cerebral palsy. Throughout the trek, the family, which hails from Galway, New York, has donated 20 running chairs, with a few more on the way, to families across the country—giving others with physical limitations the chance to experience the joy of running, too. They’ll finish the trip on September 1 in Pelham Bay in New York.