Walk/Run for Kailey benefits Neimann-Pick Disease battle

2014-04-18T20:15:00Z 2014-04-22T17:54:15Z Walk/Run for Kailey benefits Neimann-Pick Disease battleTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 18, 2014 8:15 pm  • 

ST. JOHN | The second Walk/Run for Kailey will step off at 1 p.m. May 4 at Clark Middle School, 8915 W. 93rd Ave.

Registration begins at noon.

There will also be raffles, children's activities and food. Prizes will be awarded to first- and second-place male and female finishers in categories 18 and younger and 19 and older.

All proceeds from the walk and run, held in support of 10-year-old Schererville resident Kailey Florkiewicz, will go to the National Neimann-Pick Disease Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that supports and promotes research to find a cure or treatments for all types of Niemann-Pick Disease. It also provides support services to the children affected by the disease and their families.

Kailey was diagnosed in February 2013 with Neimann-Pick Type C, a degenerative disease that affects the patient neurologically. There currently is no cure.

More than 600 people participated in the first Walk/Run for Kailey last year, and this year's goal is to match or exceed what was raised in 2013. Any contribution is appreciated. To register for $22.50 (in advance, $25 on event day) or to make a monetary donation, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Walk/Run for Kailey in St. John, IN.Children 4 and younger participate free.

Prizes for the event also are welcome. To donate, call (219) 689-2162.

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