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.
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