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.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins will depart San Diego for deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Monday.
Transportation officials Monday celebrate the completion of $28 million in improvements to the Oceanside Transit Center that they say will make holiday travel much smoother in the region.
Lanes are closed on Harbor Drive at 32nd due to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and big rig truck.
Border patrol agents are still investigating Monday after a dangerous smuggling attempt off the La Jolla coast turned deadly Saturday night.
The sea of pink continued Sunday with 2,200 people marching in the name of breast cancer research funding on the third - and final - day of the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day.
Five people beat to unconscious a 37-year-old man and then took his cell phone at the Horton Plaza in San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
A non-injury fire Sunday completely destroyed one unit and damaged another in a Rancho Penasquitos apartment complex, displacing two families.
Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96.