Greenville Fundraising Goal Shattered As Eastern Carolinians Support Muscular Dystrophy Research

Several Eastern Carolinians came out to walk and support a cause benefiting the battle against muscular dystrophy.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association held a paint walk Saturday morning at the Greenville Town Common.

Around a hundred people, representing 32 teams participated in the walk. MDA fundraising coordinator Liz Welborn tells us that the event raised over twenty thousand dollars, smashing the organization's goal.

The money raised will send local children afflicted with muscular dystrophy to a special summer camp called 'camp carefree' located in Stokesdale, where the kids will have the opportunity to take part in activities such as swimming, kart rides, camp fires and even a prom.

Proceeds from the event will also go to UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and the University of South Carolina, whose medical and research teams are all searching for a cure.

"I like people coming out for me because it raises money for me to go to camp and I can meet all my friends and people like me there," said Emma Shifflet, a young girl who suffers from muscular dystrophy.

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