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Run-Walk for Aidan

Run Walk for Aidan

1998 Graduates of Newport High School running the Run Walk for Aidan 2014, Anna Cummins and Pauline Hsieh.

Have you heard of Bellevue’s Run-Walk for Aidan?

Aidan is the son of Anna’s high school cross country and track coaches, Mitch and Mindy Leffler. Mitch and Mindy have made a significant impact in Bellevue as both coaches and teachers, not to mention great friends.

Their son Aidan is an amazing, smart and athletically passioned boy who is 12 years old and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

This form of muscular dystrophy causes muscle degeneration and weakness in those that it affects.

There is no treatment available to fight the disease.

Mounting Medical Costs

We’ve been participating in the run-walk our community holds to benefit Aidan the last few years. All registration fees from the run-walk go to Aidan’s medical care and expenses, which are substantial. Aidan’s muscles continue to atrophy. He’s currently on some therapies that are working well to keep him strong, and his family is passionate about finding effective treatment, which in turn is helping other families who are affected by Duchennes.

Having Fun While Giving Back

Aidan is an incredibly smart kid who loves soccer and is a light to others, wherever he goes. This race provides Cummins Chiropractic & Wellness with a small way to try and give back. Our office participates by running the race and encourages our patients and community members to join in and help out!

The run-walk is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at 8am. You can register from 8:00 to 8:45 am at Wilburton Hill Park in Bellevue.12400 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005.  The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00-8:45AM Registration
  • 8:30AM Kids Dash
  • 9:00AM Men/Boys 5k run
  • 9:40AM Women/Girls 5k run
  • ?10:15 Walkers (1 mile)
  • Informal Awards to follow
Post Run Walk for Aidan 2014

Post Run Walk for Aidan 2014 at the Wilburton Park kids area. Newport High School graduates 1997/1998 Anne Butterfield Case, Anna Mickelson Cummins and Pauline Hsieh.

The suggested donation at the registration is $20-$50. A bake sale will also be held afterward, and you can purchase T-shirts for the event.If you can’t attend but wish to contribute, checks can be mailed to:

The Aidan William Leffler Trust, Deposit to Acct #31713250
c/o David Moskovitz, Sr VP-Private Client Group, RBC Wealth Management
1918 8th Avenue, Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98101

We’d love to see you there!

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