SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 58-year-old San Diego great-aunt completed a 100-mile round trip fundraising walk from Mission Bay Park to Oceanside Sunday.
The two-day event titled Megan's Walk 2011 was started by Ellen Schauer of Chula Vista to raise funds for surgery for her 17-year-old grandniece, Megan Butler of Fostoria, Ohio. She suffers from a severe case of cerebral palsy, according to 100milesformegan.com.
Money raised from the walk would pay for an expensive surgery to treat bone deformation and tendon tightening on her feet that, if left untreated, would cause Megan to lose her chances of walking.
Schauer and her team of supporters walked the 100 miles and passed through neighborhoods of La Jolla, Del Mar, Leucadia, Cardiff and others. Schauer promised donors she would walk one mile for every $100 raised to keep her grandniece walking.
The fundraising goal was set at $10,000 and the amount raised to-date was $6,100, according to the walk's website.
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