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5K event to benefit those with neurological disorder


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Hodge Podge Homemakers are partnering with Hadlee Swope, a Columbus East High School student, as part of a senior project, to organize a Conquer Chiari, Walk Across America 5K on Sept. 20.

The walk will be at Ceraland Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a silent auction and an ice cream truck at the event.

Chiari Malformation is a neurological disorder, where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on the brain and the spine.

The disorder affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States. Similar fundraising walks are being conducted across the country that same day. It is free to walk, but all donations will be used to fund research, education and awareness programs.

A minimum donation of $25 is suggested. Participants are asked to preregister online at conquerchiari.org. T-shirts will be provided to individuals who preregister by Friday and contribute at least $25.

For more information: 812-350-1702.

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