Charity walk aids nerve disease patients

A charity walk to help patients suffering from nerve disease begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Allendale Elementary School, 2320 Williams Highway, Grants Pass.

Proceeds benefit the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, which works to find a treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, the most common inherited nerve disease. The disease affects the hands, arms, feet and legs of approximately 1 in 2,500 Americans. Patients gradually lose muscle tissue and their sense of touch in affected areas.

The entry fee for each walker is $25 for adults and $15 for kids age 12 and younger. Every participant will receive a "Walk 4 CMT" shirt.

To register, visit For more information, contact Jessica Barton at or 541-218-5350.

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