New 5K raises awareness for muscular dystrophy

High school seniors put 5K together

Sometimes we feel like helping out a cause…but we don’t know what to do.

Well, some local students spent the last 6 months putting together a fundraiser in La Crosse.

Three students from Central High School have planned and organized Saturday’s 5K for Muscular Dystrophy.

Emma May Johnson, Hailey Kirven, and Kate Heise attended meetings, looked for sponsors, and applied for donations to get the walk going. The 5K for MDA was put together to raise awareness and funds for families and treatment centers affected by muscular dystrophy.

Even though this was a large project for the three, they’re more than happy with the progress they’ve made.

“Muscular dystrophy does not get as much recognition as it should, and it’s something that does affect one in seven people in Wisconsin, so putting something on like this, it took us a long time because it was just three of us, but honestly it’s paid off so much,” said 5K for MDA Coordinator Emma May Johnson.

The three worked with nearly 100 businesses to get everything set up.