Looking to get out of your comfort zone? Mass Mayhem’s 4 mile obstacle course will do just that! Tyson Sunnerberg co-founder of Type 1 told us more about Mass Mayhem Mud Run.
Mass Mayhem Mud Run
Saturday, April 12th
Blanford Ski Area
41 Nye Brook Road
About the Race:
Mass Mayhem is a 4-mile obstacle course designed to push people to their limits. On April 12, 2014 800+ participants will gather at Blandford Ski Area to scale walls, cargo nets, crawl through mud and under barbed wire in pursuit of the finish line. The goal is raising dollars for diabetes research. It’s a race that demands the height of physical fitness and determination, giving people a chance to stretch their muscles while getting a little crazy at the same time. Although it promises to be challenging, it will end in a celebration. Girls, Guns, and Glory, our feature band, was just named Americana Artist of the Year and Best Male Vocalist at the 2013 Boston Music Awards and will be live on stage performing.
“The goal of Mass Mayhem is to bring many people together that share in the passion to compete in obstacle course races while raising money to fund research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects about 3 million Americans. We could not move forward without your help as we work towards reversing type 1 diabetes in humans.” Tyson Sunnerberg, Type One
Type One is a Hingham, MA based company, whose mission is to raise money and awareness to cure type 1 diabetes. 25% of their profits go directly to the Faustman Lab at Mass General hospital to find a cure. The Faustman Lab is leading the way with their human clinical trials to regenerate the pancreas in diabetics and change the course of this devastating disease. Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of Immunobiology Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital shares our vision of reversing type 1 diabetes in humans. Her research focuses on uncovering new treatments.
A statement from Dr. Denise Faustman:
“More than 1 million Americans live with type 1 diabetes. Every day,
they endure multiple finger pricks to check their blood sugar and must
use insulin – through numerous daily injections or through a pump – to
maintain proper blood sugar levels. Currently, there is no cure. This is
what motivates our research at the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General
Hospital. We want to find a better treatment for this disease, and we
are working hard to make that a reality through our clinical trial
program with a generic drug, bacillus Calmette- Guérin (BCG). We are
making great strides in preparing for Phase II of our clinical trials.
We could not do the work that we do without supporters like Type One and
their efforts to raise awareness through events like Mass Mayhem. We are
so grateful and so honored. I hope that everyone can come out and
support this great race for a great cause!”