NOW:53217:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
68°
H 84° L 68°
Clear | 6MPH

Creating Myositis Awareness

Aug. 27, 2010

Wisconsin Myositis Awareness Walk to be held September 19th

Myositis is a rare muscle disorder that causes swelling and loss of muscle tissue, accompanied by muscle weakness and pain, fatigue, difficulty climbing stairs or standing up, and even difficulty swallowing. Only 30,000 Americans have been diagnosed and there is no known cure.

Kris Barger, a resident of Bayside, is affected by myositis, but she is not about to let it muscle her over. Kris finds solace as a member of the WI Myositis KIT Group, a support group for “Keeping in Touch” with the mere 24 people in Wisconsin affected by one of four types of Myositis and on Sunday, September 19th, Kris, with her husband Bill and children Emma and Jacob, and the WI Myositis KIT Group will host Wisconsin’s first Myositis Awareness Walk at Nicolet High School from 2-4 p.m. This is a fun, casual run/walk without a specific distance, making it an event anyone can participate in. At this groundbreaking event, the total number of laps/miles completed as a group will be tallied at the end, and become the goal to break at next year’s event.

Join in the fun for just $5 per person with a maximum cost per family of $25. Children’s games will be held on the infield as well as a raffle including Badger football tickets and a Bart Starr autographed football. Pre-registration is not required but much appreciated. To sign up in advance, please contact Kris Barger at 414-228-0971 or email Kris at beemarket@gmail.com for a registration form.

In support of the WI Myositis KIT Group and Myositis Awareness, Mayor Barrett has signed a proclamation declaring September 21st as Myositis Awareness Day in Milwaukee. Kris will present the proclamation to Bob Goldberg, the Executive Director of The Myositis Association at the walk on September 19th.

For more information, or to support myositis research and awareness, please visit www.myositis.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Football coach Drake Zortman leaves Shorewood/Messmer for Homestead Updated:  7/29

» Senior-heavy Nicolet baseball team showed improvement this season 7/29

» Shorewood baseball team struggles with youth 7/29

» Whitefish Bay memorializes woman killed in crosswalk Updated:  7/29

» Brown Deer baseball team hung together despite tough season 7/29

» Shorewood trustee wages unsuccessful campaign for later trick-or-treat times Updated:  7/29

» Glendale evaluates city hall improvements 7/28

» 'Milwaukee lion' spotted in Glendale Updated:  7/28

» North Shore communities react to state ban on municipal home inspections at time of sale 7/27

» Brown Deer closes on sale of former American TV and Appliance building 7/27

» Woman robbed at gunpoint at Brown Deer bank 7/27

» Bizarre play leads to Homestead "9" sectional loss to Falls 7/22

» North Shore area baseball teams drop tough regional contests 7/22

» Whitefish Bay baseball team comes up just short of Falls in regional thriller 7/22

» Brown Deer municipal buildings need improvements 7/22

» The Suburban 16 Power Rankings: Watt, Niebrugge, and others on the next level 7/22

» Mequon seeks to develop 13 acres in town center district 7/22

» Niebrugge makes Homestead High proud again with finish at British Open 7/22

» Thiensville apartment developer agrees to consider smaller condominium development 7/22

» Whitefish Bay man allegedly charged officer with knives, screamed 'kill me' in officer-involved shooting 7/21

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A dumb-sports-fan's guide to the Bucks arena financing situation 7/21

» JCC Maccabi Games will bring 1,000 teen athletes to the North Shore 7/21

» Glendale man turns craft beer into specialty malt vinegars 7/20

» Mequon's Jordan Niebrugge finishes 6th, low amateur at British Open 7/20

» Homestead catches fire en route to baseball sectional 7/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement