Creech Staff Members Walk to Cure Muscular Dystrophy

At Creech Funeral Home, we owe our 80-year history to the loyal Middlesboro community that has supported us for so long. In an effort to give back to those who have given us so much, Creech’s staff recently participated in the “MDA” Muscle Walk for Muscular Dystrophy in Knoxville.

Creech-Funeral-Home-Staff-MembersThe largest event of its kind, the MDA Muscle Walk connects muscular dystrophy sufferers and their families with donors, sponsors and volunteers in an effort to fight back against this degenerative condition. Along with supporting researchers in their quest to cure this terrible disease, donations from the walk aid MD sufferers by funding life-enhancing programs, state-of-the-art treatment clinics, support groups and even an MDA summer camp.

Overall, this year’s Muscle Walk featured 45 teams and more than 700 participants. In all, the event raised more than $60,000 to help individuals with this disease and their families.April-Napier-Family

For the Creech staff members, participating in this year’s walk was especially meaningful as it enabled them to support a beloved community member and friend. In November of 2013, April Napier lost her son Ethan. The team at Creech handled the funeral arrangements for IMG_2199 (1)the Napier family. Naturally, the Creech staff jumped at the opportunity to join April’s Muscle Walk team, Wheels to Wings Walking for Big E.

Among those who attended the walk were Creech’s Preneed Counselor Jason Creech and wife Mandy; Funeral Director Jackie Hoskins; Client Services Manager Sherri M. Brock; and Receptionist Jami Cupp. Because many of the teammates knew April and Ethan personally, participating in the event was especially meaningful as it allowedCreech-Funeral-Home-Staff-Walk them to honor Ethan’s legacy.

IMG_2200 (1)Referring to a group of potentially life-threatening diseases, muscular dystrophy causes a variety of health issues including loss of muscle mass, breathing problems, and progressive weakness. One of the most common forms of the disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects mainly male children between the ages of 2 and 3. The average life expectancy for DMD sufferers is just 25.

Held on Saturday, April 18, the walk began at the Knoxville Zoo. The Creech team raised an impressive $16,000 for muscular dystrophy, the most money of any group at the Knoxville location. For more information about muscular dystrophy events around the country, or to find a walk in your area, visit MDA Muscle Walk online.

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