5K Walk raises money and awareness for rare genetic condition

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Hundreds of supporters are expected to lace up their shoes on Saturday for the 2017 Walk for Williams Syndrome.

The casual 5K on May 20 raises money and awareness for this rare genetic condition resulting in physical challenges and developmental delays.

All proceeds go to the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA), the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with WS, as well as doctors, researchers and educators. The WSA funds groundbreaking research, hosts camps and conventions, provides scholarships and assistance, and coordinates specialized programming.

People with WS tend to be incredibly social and friendly with a great affinity for music. It is sure to be a day filled with fun, songs, and lots of hugging.

The event is happening on May 20 at 10 a.m. at the Haffeman Pavilion in Shoreview with a party and raffle to follow.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit the Williams Syndrome Association website.

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