Beyond the Laboratory

Beyond the Laboratory

Sponsor Steve Sarns from NuStep and Becca Schumaker, Michigan Regional Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, join Dr. Eva Feldman in the Big House at the end of the race.

None of our progress would have been possible without the thousands of people who donate their time, money and hard work to support the Program for Neurology & Discovery.

A Run for the Research Money

On Sept. 28, the Big House Big Heart event drew 7,000 runners and walkers to the U-M stadium, where they got to watch themselves cross the 50-yard-line on the stadium’s Jumbotron. Nearly $250,000 was raised for charity. Two great U-M causes were the primary recipients: The Program for Neurology Research & Discovery and the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

The man with the biggest heart is local attorney Mike Highfield, who started the run in 2007 after watching Phil Bowen, his friend and law partner, pass away from ALS. He and sponsor, Running Fit, have made this an instant fall tradition.

Next year’s date has already been chosen: October 4. For more information, visit the Big House Big Heart Web site.