About thirteen hundred people in Wisconsin are affected
by muscular dystrophy.
a rare disease causing weakness and loss of muscle
Which is why three local high school students are
dedicating their time to raise awareness on the disease.
News 8's Sarah Thamer brings the story.
For the second year in a row.
three Central High School students are making a difference
here in La Crosse.
The seniors have been busy for the last five months
organizing a FIVE-K for Muscular Dystrophy.
After contacting local businesses and city officials.
their Aspire To Be Epic walk.
had people in the area walking for a cause
Like many high school seniors, Hailey, Carissa and
Kate are looking forward to a new chapter.
But before turning the page, they have one big goal
they're trying to accomplish:
Making a difference in our school, in our community..
And to do that, they've been hard at work to organize
this 5K walk for muscular dystrophy, a rare disease
that causes muscles in the body to become progressively
And to bring strength to a challenging disease, the
students are raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy
The best part of this for me is just giving back to
the kids I've personally got to meet a lot of the
families that and stuff and they're so grateful and
it's more than just a deca project, it's more than
just something for my school it's like a bigger thing
The students say it's a disease that doesn't get enough
And they want to change that.
Not a lot of people are doing things about it and
so I think it's really cool to educate those who don't
really know what all it entails.
And when it comes to spreading knowledge, they know
age is not a limit.
Inspiring other people in the community especially
people our age that oh you can actually throw like
an entire 5K with like just yourself without any adults.
And those who came to support, agree.
It just shows what our younger generation is capable
of doing, organizing this great event for the second
year in a row and being able to give back to the community
as high school students.
Last year the students raised about five thousand
dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and
this year they're hoping to raise ten thousand.
One hundred percent of the donations from the fundraiser
will go to the organization.
About one hundred and fifty people signed up for the