HOLMDEL – Individuals and families from across the region, will come together on Sunday morning, Oct. 14, at Holmdel Park to raise awareness and funds for treatment of neurofibromatosis (NF).
All proceeds from the Central Jersey NF Walk will support the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s medical research, patient support and public education programs. In addition to the walk, there will be a 5K run, a “stroller derby” for families with small children, snacks, refreshments, kids’ races, and fun activities throughout the morning.
Pre-race registration begins at 8 a.m., the 5K run starts at 9:30 a.m., the stroller derby begins at 9:45 a.m. and the kids race begins at 10:30 a.m. The event awards ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.
NF is a progressive disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It affects millions of people worldwide. The disorder can lead to deafness, blindness, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities and cancer, but NF research is shedding new light on those and other complications as the foundation searches for effective treatments for neurofibromatosis.
For more information about the NF Walk Program, visit www.nfwalk.org. For more information about the Oct. 14 Central Jersey NF Walk at Holmdel Park visitwww.nfwalk.org/NJ.