PELION (WACH)â??discovered in the mid-1800â??s, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy strikes 1 in 3600 boys, usually under the age of six. The affliction degenerates muscles, starting with large groups, and eventually all motor skills.
11-year-old Logan Moore is one of the numbers. He has been fighting Duchenneâ??s for several years, through the use of steroids and frequent stretching. According to Loganâ??s father John, Logan also tires very easy, and has trouble with balance.
Although there are treatments that will make these young men more comfortable, there is no cure, and no reversal as of yet. In fact, according to the MDA, the average life-span of a boy suffering from Duchenneâ??s is mid-teens. The web site does point out that there are rare cases of suffers who go on to have careers and families, and live into their thirties.
For the second year in a row, John Moore is holding a fundraising run to create awareness and raise money for research. â??Loganâ??s Runâ?? is planned for Saturday in Pelion. The 5K run is a sanctioned and certified course. Pre-race registration is $25, and $30 day of the race. You can find more information and registration HERE.
The officers of the Pelion Police Department are donating their time and service for traffic control and security for the race, according to Pelion Chief Chris Garner. â??It wasnâ??t a mandate that I put out. The Officers all stood up and volunteered.â??
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.