As a fan of Elementary, one of the new modern takes on the Sherlock Holmes story starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock and Lucy Liu as Watson (that’s right, a female Watson and it works really well) I was really impressed when I came across the following. Not only is JLM raising funds for charity (currently over $100,000), he’s doing it in style, running his first ultramarathon, The North Face Bear Mountain Run (50 miles), on May 4th-5th. Why this charity? One of the crew on Elementary has a son who suffers from Sanfilippo Syndrome and, by all accounts, it’s something that is overlooked by the large pharmaceutical companies. Huge respect to JLM not only for highlighting this cause and raising money for it, but for doing it the hard way, running 50 miles.
“We desperately need to find a cure for children suffering from Sanfilippo Syndrome. This ultra rare disease leads children to suffer brain damage, bone deformities and organ failure, and eventually death, often by their teenage years. People’s kindness is the only way to fund the search for a cure since Sanfilippo is not being paid attention to by big pharmaceutical companies. On behalf of Jonah’s Just Begun, I am running my first 50-mile ultramarathon at Bear Mountain. I hope to bring awareness to this most urgent fight to help save kids like Jonah. If everyone gives something today, then the research and studies can be done. Do something amazing and help us help these kids!! Donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!!!”
Jonny Lee Miller