Falcon Theatre will be doing a fun run fundraiser on the morning of Oct. 31 from 9-12 a.m. at the Timber Creek track. All proceeds will go to the Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation. Supporters can pledge money to runners or walkers for how long or how far they go. All participants will be members of Falcon Theatre due to COVID-19 restrictions. Participants can wear costumes to be in the Halloween spirit. Donations to the Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation will go to help their research and to raise awareness for the condition.
“I am incredibly grateful for the department’s choice to donate to a cause so close to my heart,” Falcon Theatre director Lance Morse said. Morse’s son is affected by the condition which makes the fundraiser a little more personal to him.
MWS is a genetic disorder affecting about 300 people world wide at birth. It is a genetic condition that affects several parts of the body. Signs of this disorder frequently include distinctive facial features, intellectual disability, delayed development, an intestinal disorder called Hirschsprung disease, and other birth defects.
Those interested in pledging money can find a Falcon Theatre member and pledge the desired amount to them or can donate directly to the Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation here. You can find more information on the disorder here.