DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- For the past seven years runners and walkers from across the state have come out to support a very special 7-year-old Red Hook boy who has Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita or AMC.
This year is no different with hundreds of walkers and runners expected to take part Saturday in the 7th annual Roger's Run for AMC at the St. Christopher School on Benner Road.
The race is held in honor of Roger Loughran of Red Hook who is battling the disease with his family and legion of helpers. His disease -- AMC -- is a form of muscular dystrophy that causes curved or hooked joints, limited range of motion and multiple joint contractures throughout the body.
The four races include:
- 1 mile run 8:45 a.m.
- 5k Run 9:15 a.m.
- 5K walk 9:30 a.m.
- Kid's Dash 10:30 a.m.
To help make sure the race goes smoothly, the Red Hook Police Department is reminding motorist that it will be busy in the area of Benner and Rokeby Roads and to be mindful of participants
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