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Walk or run to support Prader-Willi Syndrome research

Event takes place Aug. 1 at Hillsboro High School

The community is invited to participate in a 5K run/walk Saturday, Aug. 1, to benefit the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research.

The event, One Small Step, takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Hillsboro High School, 3285 S.E. Rood Bridge Road, in Hillsboro, and includes a 5K walk/run, and a raffle.

Participation in the 5K event is free, but donations are appreciated.

To sign up, visit bit.ly/1MSfU6v or register by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the race.

Raffle prizes include golfing at Pumpkin Ridge and The Reserve; Mariners, Blazers, Winterhawks and Hops tickets; a football autographed by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson; a Trager barbecue, two nights at a home on the Oregon Coast; and a handmade quilt.

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder, affecting approximately one in 15,000 births, and causes constant hunger, short stature, weak muscles and intellectual challenges. The disorder also causes early onset obesity in children.

The event is being organized by Diane Schantin, of Hillsboro, whose grandson, Austin, lives with PWS.

The goal is to raise $20,000 for the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research.


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