TEAM DEBRA

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TEAM DEBRA brings athletes from across the country to raise much-needed Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) awareness, and funds research for a cure and treatment for EB. TEAM DEBRA is for marathon runners, cyclists, and everything in-between!

debra of America will help each and every member of TEAM DEBRA reach their goal no matter if it is to complete a marathon, 10K, triathlon, or cycling event.

TEAM DEBRA is excited to announce the following partnerships!

2019 Partnerships:

  • 2019 United Airlines NYC Half: Stop traffic in Manhattan and join TEAM DEBRA in the NYC Half on March 17! Click here to learn more.
  • 2019 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon: Join the Pig Party in Cincinnati on May 4-5! Runners can choose from a 5K, 10K, Half, or Full Marathon. Click here to learn more.
  • 2019 TD Five Boro Bike Tour: Roll through all five boroughs of NYC on May 5! The 40-mile course takes cyclists from around the country through NYC. Click here to learn more.
  • 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Race through 26.2-miles of scenic Chicago with 44,000 other runners on October 13. Click here to learn more.

Members of the Young Leadership CommitteeTEAM DEBRA is united by a common goal: working to find a cure and treatment for EB. EB is a rare, connective tissue disorder which 200 children are born with each year in the US. This makes EB as common as ALS and Cystic Fibrosis but few people know about it. EB is a painful condition that is characterized by extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from friction. There is no treatment or cure for EB; protective bandaging, pain management, and wound care are the only options for people with EB. TEAM DEBRA is committed to biking, running, swimming, walking, dancing, and doing anything fun and active for EB awareness and a cure and treatment.

TEAM DEBRA Member Benefits:

Team Debra participants
  • Training for a Cure - fundraising dollars go directly to debra of America which provides free programs and funds research for a cure and treatment for EB
  • Running, Spinning, Walking … for Treatment - from NYC to LA, TEAM DEBRA members have the opportunity to join fellow athletes in world renown endurance events across the US
  • Fundraising for EB - debra of America provides personal fundraising pages for each TEAM DEBRA member and staff is available to help set-up, personalize and promote personal fundraising pages
  • Raising EB Awareness - debra of America staff provides informational materials to TEAM DEBRA members to help educate their communities about EB


TEAM DEBRA is proud to have been a part of the following endurance events:

  • TCS New York City marathon
  • United Airlines NYC Half
  • Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon
  • Soul Cycle for an EB Cure
  • Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

Want to learn more about how you can get involved in TEAM DEBRA?
Email teamdebra [at] debra [dot] org or call (212) 868-1573 ex 109.