Team Edge is proud to announce that Chad Rickner is going to run his first marathon and ultra marathon on behalf of students with ADHD. Chad is running 5th annual L’Eco-Trail de Paris (in Paris!), March 24th and 25th.
Running on behalf of ADHD students via the Edge Foundation made natural sense to Chad. “In 2005, at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with ADHD. After learning as much as I could about my diagnosis, I eventually came to the conclusion that, although medication helped, running delivered a wider array of benefits,” Chad said. “The Edge foundation is a strong promoter of exercise, but they also offer additional help to students through ADHD coaches.
“As I do in my job as a health and physical education teacher, I hope to raise awareness about the benefits of exercise in general, but also in managing ADHD. In addition to that, I hope to promote the work of the Edge foundation in helping students with ADHD reach their potential through the help of a coach.”
The race may be a few days off, but Chad has been busy raising funds and awareness of ADHD coaching. To date he’s raised $1,000. It’s a great time to contribute to Chad’s efforts because all contributions will be matched by a grant from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation.
We wish Chad luck in his race and hope that his supporters will add true meaning to his training. Our Executive Director, Robert Tudisco, also raised money for Edge when he ran the New York Marathon last fall. Robert notes, “It really lifts your spirit to feel the support of the ADHD community through their contributions. I’m thrilled to have Chad join team Edge. Please join me in supporting Chad help more ADHD student reach their academic goals with the extra assistance a coach can provide.”