Lee Thornquist's journey of 1,100 miles began nine days ago at Theater Park in Chicago and is now working its way through Door County. His 36-day run around Lake Michigan in 36 days is an effort to raise money for Alzheimer's Disease research. That's to honor his late grandmother, Harriet, who lived with the disease for 13 years before she died. Thornquist, however, is also playing the role of tourist as he runs up toward Sister Bay and down the Green Bay side of the peninsula enroute to Michigan.
Thornquist reached his fundraising goal of $25-thousand even before starting his journey. He's now accepting free will donations. While he's far from finishing the run around Lake Michigan, Thornquist says he's been surprised by the differences he's experienced from the Chicago area.
Donations for Lee Thornquist's run for Alzheimer's can be accepted through his website www.runninglakemichigan.com.