Swimming fundraiser helps family, genetic research
More than $27,000 was raised at the "Swim for Sophia" fundraiser held June 18 at 288 Lake, a spring-fed lake at 4800 Schurmier in Houston, according to event organizer Carolyn Bennett.
Seventy percent of the proceeds will help defray medical expenses incurred by League City residents Angela and Henry Taylor, the parents of Sophia, a toddler diagnosed with glycosylation (CDG), a rare genetic disorder. Twenty-five percent of the money raised will be distributed to Dr. Hudson Freeze, the leading researcher of Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation. The remaining 5 percent will benefit the CDG Family Network, a nonprofit organization founded by parents seeking support and information about the disorder.
For more information, visit www.swimforsophia.org.
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