|Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is May 5|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:43|
TOLEDO - The Spina Bifida Association of Northwest Ohio (SBANWO) is holding a Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida on May 5 at Fifth Third Field downtown.
The walk celebrates the achievements of those living with spina bifida and brings awareness of this birth defect. It is a neural tube defect that happens in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column doesn't close completely.
Spina bifida is the most common, permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S. In Northwest Ohio, an estimated 4 children per 10,000 are born with the disability.
Money raised from the event helps adults and children living with spina bifida in northwest Ohio. Funds raised by the chapter are used for educational grants to families to attend the National Spina Bifida Conference, help purchasing medical equipment and supplies, and a Lending Closet of equipment and supplies.
"This is our third Toledo area Walk-N-Roll and we're excited to be hosted at Fifth Third Field by the Toledo Mud Hens," said Christina Fulton, SBANWO Board chairperson and captain of Nick's Chicks.
They work to share the message that taking folic acid before pregnancy may help prevent a child from having spina bifida.
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