5-K Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Hundreds of people joined together at The University of Florida Saturday morning, ready to run. The 5-k was an event to raise funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. Every one that attended was more than happy to break a little early morning sweat for a good cause. Matt Hersom is the father of Sam Hersom, a young boy with the disease. He is hoping the funding will help researchers find a cure so his son doesn't become constrained to a wheelchair. The parent of a another child with the disease, Lylia Ginder has the same wishes for her son, Dale. "I truly believe that we will see a treatment or a cure come around in Dale's lifetime."
The race was called, "Darius Goes West" 5-k, named after a documentary about a 15 year-old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy disease. A free screening of the film will take place September 10th at 7:00 in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
- Fill The Boot For Muscular Dystrophy
- Local Leaders 'Locked Up' for Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser
- Duchenne Awareness
- Boy With Duchenne Gets Treatment Closer to Home
- FHP hopes to Reverse Hit and Run Numbers Across the State
- New state unemployment website up and running with difficulty for some
- Deputy Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
- Pedestrian Killed In Hit And Run Crash
- Kids Run, Bike, Swim for a Good Cause.
- Lonnie Scott Running For Sheriff