Wednesday, July 7, 2010
FACTOR X WALK
We walked for Factor X on June 10 at Bernville,PA. Larry's nephew Luke, two girls have been diagnosed with this disease, so they were the organizer of this event. Fragile X is a mutation of a gene that can cause retardation, mostly in boys, and learning disabilities in girls. There is simple blood test for it to see if a person is a carrier and it does skip generations. From the research they are hoping to understand more about autism and retardation. They were able to raise $10,000. It was a very hot day and I was glad we only had to walk for an hour. They were redoing the track at the school so we walked around a circle in the field.