The first-ever Angelman Syndrome Foundation Walk in Washington is planned Saturday in Puyallup.
Registration for the event at Bradley Lake Park starts at 9 a.m. The one-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.
The goal is to raise money for the foundation and awareness of the neurogenetic disorder, said Crystal Harrison of Puyallup, the walk’s organizer.
Her son, Luke, 14, has Angelman syndrome. It’s characterized by developmental delays, lack of speech, seizures and walking and balance disorders, and people who have it need lifelong care, according to the foundation’s website, www.angelman.org.
“They’re also very, very happy individuals,” Harrison said. “At the walk you will see a lot of smiles.”
More than 200 people already have signed up for the Puyallup walk in the park at 531 31st Ave. S.E.
There’s no registration fee, though donations are accepted. So far, $9,400 has been raised for the foundation.sara.schilling @thenewstribune.com