GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Walkers and runners came together Saturday to help in the fight against muscular dystrophy.
The "Miles for Matthew" 5K/10K raised money for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a group whose goal is to raise money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy research.
The inspiration for Saturday's event was Matthew Greiner. He suffers from a special form of the disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Doctors say Matthew is expected to be in a wheelchair by the age of 12 and will eventually be quadraplegic. He's only expected to live to be 30 years old.
Matthews parents, Bobby and Allison Greiner, say they want children like Matthew to be able to live comfortable, happy lives. They talk more about Matthew's story in this YouTube video.
According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, one in 3,500 boys is born with Duchenne. The Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy is helping a cure for the disease and helping those who've been diagnosed.
For more information on how you can help in the fight against Duchenne, visit the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy website.
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