A West Chester family will be participating in Cincinnati Children’s annual fundraising walk, Cincinnati Walks for Kids at Coney Island, this Saturday in support of the care Brody Hammons has received.
Hammons was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy after he had experienced seizures shortly after he was born.
“Brody sees so many departments at Cincinnati Children’s,” said Ric Muskopf, Brody’s mother. “He is always coming in for tests, and he’s part of a clinical trial. The family-centered care we receive makes us feel like Children’s is a second home. So many people come from all over the world to get care here and it is so comforting to know it is so close to us.”
Cincinnati Walks for Kids opening ceremony, which will honor patients, will begin at 10 a.m. The walk will follow immediately after the ceremony.
Walkers may choose a 3-mile or 1-mile walk route. All walkers will receive a finisher’s ribbon as they cross the finish line, followed by a complimentary lunch.
Families can also visit the Remembrance Garden, a serene setting to honor loved ones. Muskopf will be visiting the Remembrance Garden in honor of her daughter, Berklee, who passed away from a congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
There is no registration fee to participate in Cincinnati Walks for Kids. Each walker, however, is asked to raise at least $25. All walkers raising $25 or more will receive a Cincinnati Walks for Kids t-shirt.
People of all ages can participate in the walk and can register online at www.cincinnatichildrens.org/walk. Walkers can also check in advance Friday at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in the second floor conference room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walker check-In on the day of the walk will be held from 8 to 10 a.m.
For more information about the event, call 513-636-2941.