7 pm: 73°FSunny

9 pm: 67°FClear

11 pm: 56°FClear

1 am: 52°FClear

More Weather

Event raises awareness, funds for research

Jun. 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

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.



The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.