Local volunteers raise awareness, money for neurofibromatosis with 5k

Volunteers came together Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for neurofibromatosis or "NF."
Volunteers came together Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for neurofibromatosis or "NF."

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- Volunteers came together Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for  neurofibromatosis or “NF.”

NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow throughout the body. It affects about one in every 3,000 people, but right now there is no cure or effective treatment. Dozens came out to try to change that at first annual NF walk for Augusta at Brookfield Park.

“We all say in the NF community that all of the people who are fighting NF are our super heroes,” said Abbie Character, who organized the event. “And so we kind of like to have that theme whenever we do any kind of events that raise awareness and raise funds.”

Character says they are about halfway to their fundraising goal of $10,000, but they are accepting donations through the end of the year.

You can find out how to donate here.

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