NJ Nursing Student Livestreaming 100-Mile Run For PPE
Rachel Belmont is a New Jersey nursing student set to run 100 miles to help provide COVID-19 frontline workers with personal protective equipment.
Along with being a student in an accelerated nursing program at Rutgers University New Brunswick, Belmont is accustomed setting tall goals for herself, including other 100-mile races, as well as skydiving.
This time Belmont is sticking to 100-mile run on a treadmill, and all are welcome to come along for the ride.
“Starting at 6 a.m. this Saturday, I am going to be running on a treadmill,” Belmont said. “I’m attempting to run 100-plus miles. I’ll be finishing up at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning. I’m just gonna continue to tell people to donate throughout the entire thing. For every $20 that’s raised it’s gonna generate two masks. One purchased equals one donated.”
Belmont knows all too well about how PPE is a top priority for frontline workers.
“I just think its extremely unfortunate that people don’t have something as simple as a mask, and maybe as a future nurse, I can’t do anything to treat people right now, but I want to at least pitch in and do something and get equipment to people who need it,” Belmont said.