Event raises awareness, funds for research
HUNTINGTON -- One local woman continued her effort to generate awareness and raise funds for research for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy during an event Saturday evening at Westmoreland Community Park.
The "Dance for Duchenne" event was hosted by Dreama Whitlock of Milton, and it included activities like mural painting, chalk hair, candy necklaces, inflatable play equipment, raffle drawings and more. A "Dance for Duchenne" video also was created during the event.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,500 live male births, with about 20,000 new cases each year, according to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy website.
For more information, visit parentprojectmd.org.
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