Gothenburg mom strives to raise awareness for Hemophilia

As a mom of a hemophiliac, Ann Foster said she wants to focus on what her son can do, not on what he can’t do. “By bringing this walk to Western Nebraska, I want to raise awareness for Hemophilia,” Foster said. “There are a couple of families that I know of in Dawson County who are affected by this disorder. I want others to know that people with Hemophilia can lead normal lives.”

The Hemophilia Walk occurs on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Omaha as well as locally at Lake Helen. Check-in begins at 8:30 with the walk beginning at 10. Foster said that registrants can sign up online or in person the day of the walk.

Individuals have the option to participate in the 1 mile or the 5K walk. Although there is no fee for participation, Foster said registrants are asked to make a donation that goes to the Nebraska Chapter of Hemophilia for providing education to families affected by the disorder as well as for funding crucial research to find a cure.

This is a family-fun event, according to Foster. Deb’s Diner and Peterson’s Supermarket are donating donuts, fruit, and granola bars. Dee’s Floral is donating balloons, and Fun Jumpz in North Platte is donating a bounce house.

 

“We look forward to having a good turnout and bringing awareness to Gothenburg and surrounding communities!” Foster said

To read more of this story see the Sept. 27 edition of The Gothenburg Times.