Thursday, February 11, 2010
miles traveled on a snowmobile in 24 hours - Dustin Shoemaker
sets world record
BIG ST. GERMAIN LAKE, WI, USA -- Dustin
Shoemaker of Greenup, Illinois, traveled 1,474 miles on
his snowmobile in in a 24 hour period while raising awareness
for Biliary Atresia research - setting the new
world record for the Most
miles traveled on a snowmobile in 24 hours.
Shoemaker persevered through the cold, hunger and
pain to raise awareness for a rare form of liver disease that
his daughter Hannah suffers from known as Biliary Atresia.
He says, "After seeing her suffer we wanted to
do what we could to help out; you can't beat a father's love
for his daughter."
In addition to breaking the record, Shoemaker
hopes to raise funds for Biliary Atresia research.
Dustin Shoemaker is just a normal guy, but
when his 2-month old daughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with
a rare liver disease he decided to do something extraordinary.
He founded a charity, Helping
Hands for Hannah, in conjunction with the American
Liver Foundation. His personal mission is to build awareness
and funding for billiary atresia by taking pledges and donations.
The cause of this very rare bile duct disease is still unknown.
The world record for the Most
miles traveled on a snowmobile in 24 hours was sponsored
by HMK, Ski-Doo, Hillers Pine Haven, Hiawatha Motor Inn, Happy
Trails RV, SoftWear Systems and Burandt's Backcountry Adventures.
To donate to this cause you can send
U.S. Bank, Hannah Shoemaker Benefit, 1400 Charleston
Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938, or Showmaker has a paypal account,
The previous Guinness world record for the
miles traveled on a snowmobile in 24 hours was 1,407
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February 11, 2010