Liz Dorneman

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Race‘N’Roll 5K 

Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy

RNR_2016 PosterThe Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) will be hosting its third annual Race‘N’Roll 5K walk & run event on August 13, 2016, the morning of the Filipino Festival at the Our Lady of Lourdes in Henrico.

Proceeds from the event will go towards fulfilling CFMD’s mission to increase the quality of life for those living with Muscular Dystrophy.

The Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) was established in honor of Aileen Colorado, a Midlothian native was passed away in May of 2011 due to complications that she suffered from pneumonia.  Aileen, diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at birth, chose a career of advocacy for disability employment opportunities.  Her sister, Stephanie, is the Program Coordinator of the Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy.  Stephanie, who also suffers from muscular dystrophy, remembers Aileen as a kind and fun loving person who enjoyed life and loved helping people.

Last year, CFMD awarded 5 year Ben Bumgarner with one thousand dollars for toward the purchase of an adaptive tricycle.  This year, the organization was able to present another one thousand dollar grant towards the purchase of an assistive push wheelchair for Steven Connelly.  

In addition to raising the funds for critical equipment, CFMD also sponsors opportunities for children.  Each year the organization sends children to the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp in Wakefield, Virginia.  The camp, which costs eight hundred dollars for each camper, gives children with muscular dystrophy the opportunity to enjoy swimming, horseback riding and canoeing in an adaptive environment with the encouragement of specially trained counselors.

This year, the CFMD hopes to raise ten thousand dollars during their third Race’N’Roll 5K walk & Run event. The funds raised will not only allow them to continue their work, but will also expand on the critical services that they provide, to increase the quality of life for those living with Muscular Dystrophy.

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