Battling the weather, hundreds showed up bright and early on Saturday morning to participate in the second annual Zebra Run for Rare Disease.
The 5K and fun run was held in Ocean Springs. Chick-Fil-A and The Shed were on hand to provide food for the event. All the proceeds made from the run went to the United MSD Foundation which is actively looking for a cure for those affected by multiple sulfate deficiency.
Amber Olsen, whose daughter Willow has the disease, tells News 25 she’s happy to host the event that can bring so many people together for a great cause. “And we had some people that came down from Jackson, all over that either have children or a rare condition themselves, and you know I think a lot of people feel alone in this journey, and so it’s a way for us to come together and say you know individually we may not have that many in numbers, but together it’s a huge amount of people, its 1 in 10 people have a rare condition.”
If you would like to donate to the MSD Foundation visit curemsd.org.