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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sun comes out for CAS Walkathon

Walkathon participants were seen scattered on the bike trail Saturday afternoon.Walkathon participants were seen scattered on the bike trail Saturday afternoon. WRANGELL, ALASKA (2009-09-21) Despite the rainy weekend, around 25 Wrangellites gathered at the Shoemaker rec site to participate in the first annual Walkathon for Children with Apraxia of Speech. The walk was organized by Holly Hammer and Victoria Martin to raise awareness of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, or CAS, as well as to raise funds. Carter Hammer, a five-year-old Wrangell child, has been diagnosed with CAS, which is a neurological disorder that affects motor speech skills. KSTK's Lisa Phu participated in the walk and files this audio postcard.

Those were the voices of Victoria Martin, Dana Ivy, Noel Rea, Borough Manager Tim Rooney, Mari Selle, and Carter's father Clay Hammer. There were a few of the individuals who participated in the first annual Walkathon for Children with Apraxia of Speech, which took place on Saturday.
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