WAEC 5K Walk/Run
Over 200 runners and walkers participated last weekend at Bluemont Park
The 2nd Annual Washington DC Area Eosinophilic Connection (WAEC) 5K Walk/Run was held last weekend at Bluemont Park in Arlington, VA to raise funds to support sosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs).
The event raised over $11,000, all of which will go directly to the Hope on the Horizon fund at the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED).
The Hope on the Horizon Fund, supported entirely by donations, is used to award researchers who are studying and facilitating projects related to eosinophil associated diseases.
The WAEC 5K attracted almost 200 runners and walkers who joined others on the W&OD trail to meet new friends and families affected by eosinophil associated diseases, and to spread awareness about this rare group of diseases that impacts both children and adults.
WAEC is a locally-based support group founded by two local moms, Rosemary Moriarty and Vicki Boughton, both of whom have young sons diagnosed with an EGID called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). For more information about WAEC and/or events and fundraisers focused on EGIDs, come visit us at washingtoneos.org.