CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team participated in the fifth annual Family Fun Walk  and Road Race for the Mitochondrial Disease Action Committee on Sunday, Sept. 13.

The walk took place in along the Charles River in Cambridge Massachusetts to benefit and create awareness for Mitochondrial Disease. This year was the first year that a 5K Road Race was added to the event. There was a record turnout for the walk/run and UNH athletes manned water stations, worked the registration table, blew up balloons for the kids, manned the concession, arts & crafts and games areas.

  The swimmers also performed as Dora the Explorer, her cousin Diego and Seasme Street’s Elmo.

The walk was originally organized in part 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/run 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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