Scooter-a-Thon to Fund Research

A Scooter-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Palisades High School to raise money to fund research for Batten Disease. There will be face painting, a DJ, activity booths and In-N-Out Truck.

Three- and four-year-olds ride around the track at 9:30 to 9:45; five- and six-year-old ride at 10-10:15 a.m. and kids seven and older ride from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. A prize drawing will take place at 11 a.m.

Palisadians Charlotte, 5, and Gwenyth Gray, 3, were diagnosed with Late Infantile-NCL Batten Disease CLN6. Parents Gordon and Kristen Gray were told the rare disease progressively leaves a child blind, immobile and cognitively impaired; it eventually leads to death, usually between the ages of 6 and 12. The family is trying to raise between $10 million and $12 million to push research forward to find a possible treatment.

Register: curebatten.org/scooter or visit: curebatten.org or curebatten@givingback. org or vimeo.com/129076730.

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