Local runner Ellis raises 25K for Carter Hope Center

Published Date: September 10th, 2012

 9 September 2012

A local runner Ellis of Dalton raise funds and awareness for the Carter Hope Center of Dalton, a residential and out patient substance abuse center, licensed by the State to offer nine month programs for patients to live on the premises by running  131 miles on a treadmill in less than 24 hours.With less than an hour left he not only accomplished the 131 miles but raised more than $25,000 for the Carter Hope Center.

“I ran five marathons actually in 23 hrs 28 minutes and 31 seconds,” said Ellis. “I stopped then, that was my goal. My feet and legs were really messed up afterwards. I couldn’t even wear shoes for three days because of the swelling. It was by far my strongest run. I had no cramps or stomach issues during the run, which is unheard of. Everything went according to plan.”
Chuck Smith Director for The Carter Hope Center says the Ellis‘ 24 Hours of Hope is a great help to the Center. “We depend on agencies like United Way, donations and fundraisers like Gregg’s to provide additional funding. Without these efforts, people may not be able to get the help they need. He’s gone above and beyond our imagination to raise funds. Through his efforts he has been an inspiration to people here. Once he started running, others saw how you can improve your quality of life by doing things that are good for you instead of the things that are destructive,” said Smith.
“This event gets bigger and bigger every year,” he said. “Next year I am going for the world record, 153 miles,” said Ellis.

Source- http://www.calhountimes.com/view/full_story/20080285/article-Running--Local-runner-Ellis-raises--25K-for-Carter-Hope-Center?instance=home_calhoun_sports
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