CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The University of New Hampshire women’s swimming and diving team participated in the third annual Family Fun Walk for the Mitochondrial Disease Action Committee this past Saturday.
    The walk took place in along the Charles River in Cambridge to benefit and create awareness for Mitochondrial Disease. The Honorary Walk Marshall was Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. This year was a record turnout for the walk and UNH Swim team members manned water stations, worked the registration table, blew up balloons for the kids. The Wildcats also operated concessions stands, an arts & crafts area, and a games area. The swimmers also performed as Dora the Explorer, her cousin Diego and Elmo.
    The walk was in part organized by former UNH swimmer Kristin (Mallory) Murray (’92) who’s son Jack was diagnosed with this rare disease. Mitochondrial disease is a genetic, chronic and progressively debilitating disease that affects its victims at the cell level and manifests itself in a variety of ways. The walk and silent auction raised over $100,000.00.
    For more information on Mitochondrial Disease or to help or donate you can visit www.mitoaction.org 
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