12th Annual Steps2Cure NF Walk & 5K Road Race
If you can't participate in person, we encourage you to join us in the fight against neurofibromatosis by fundraising and walking or running at your home! Virtual Walkers/Runners can be team captains, members of teams, participate in fundraising contests and become top fundraisers! We will even send you a t-shirt!
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic tumor disorder that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. NF affects 3 times as many people as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined, yet it is not commonly known and there are no means of prevention, no effective treatment and no cure. Scientists have determined that NF research has broad implications for millions of Americans who are affected by hearing loss, visual impairment, cancer, brain tumors, seizures and learning disabilities, all of which can be symptomatic of NF.Proceeds from the Walk & 5K Road Race and raffle will benefit Neurofibromatosis Northeast, a Burlington, MA based non-profit organization. Funds raised will make it possible for the organization to invest in NF research at premier scientific institutions. In addition, donations help the organization assist the many families dealing with neurofibromatosis by providing information and support as well as provide college scholarships for students who have NF to continue their education after high school.