The mother-daughter duo is teaming up to raise awareness and funds for Save the Children, a charity dedicated to providing relief to needy kids.
Actress Teri Hatcher will be pounding the pavement at the New York City Marathon with her daughter, Emerson Tenney.
The mother-daughter duo is teaming up to raise awareness and funds for Save the Children, a charity dedicated to providing relief to needy kids, and the former Desperate Housewives star reveals their training for the November 4 run has brought them closer together.
“We have a really close, great relationship, but I think that she would say, and I agree with this, that this is different than just going on a trip or spending time together,” Hatcher told People. “Something about the ups and downs of training for such a physical feat as a marathon – that sort of vulnerability, the adversity that you have to get through and pushing through walls together – and having that experience as a team; it’s just a bonding thing that you can’t really replace or have from any other experience. And I think we both wanted that together.”
Teri, who celebrates her 54th birthday a month after the marathon, has run the 26.2 mile (42 km) course once on her own before – back in 2014 – and Brown University student Emerson is excited to tackle the obstacle alongside her mum.
“I want to run the NYC marathon because I want to run it with my mum,” she emphasised. “I’m grateful that as I get older, we can share so many experiences together, and I’m lucky that my mum is such a bada** that she’s able to inspire me and push me to try things outside of my comfort zone.
“At the end of the day, I think we inspire each other and that’s what the marathon is all about for me – celebrating mother-daughter relationships and the strength those relationships can give us to overcome obstacles.”
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