The 4th annual walk for the Caring for Connor campaign takes place on June 4.
The walk brings together the family of seven-year-old Connor Olsen, friends and supporters in their bid to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
Connor was diagnosed with DMD in March 2013.
DMD is a muscle wasting disease that means Connor will be in a full-time power wheelchair by around 10 years old. The condition, which is caused by a gene defect, means a life expectancy of about 20 years.
Connor is unaware of his illness and parents Georgina and Wayne, from Westgate, are aiming to keep that as the case so the youngster can enjoy life as much as possible.
The annual walk starts at the Westgate Bay Cafe, going to the Sunken Gardens,and will include an array of costumed characters as Connor loves dressing up as a superhero -fancy dress is optional.
During last year’s walk there were more than 170 people and the family are hoping there will be even more this year.
There will be the opportunity to buy raffle tickets during the event, which will raise money for Connor’s campaign.
Sponsorship is optional. Forms are available by messaging the Facebook page here. You can also find out more information about the event on the page.
Connor and his parents will also be at the official opening of PC World at Westwood this Friday (May 5). The shop has moved into the next door Curry’s premises after an extensive refit and will celebrate with a ribbon cutting and collection buckets for Connor’s campaign.
There will also be a raffle with prizes including adventure golf and a big screen TV. The store has chosen the Connor campaign as its charity for the year.
To find out more about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the Caring for Connor campaign click here
By Jemma Willson of Mayflower Blogs