Craigs Clan Cares About ALS Research
Every year, on a Sunday morning in October, over 100 friends, family, business leaders, former students, and classmates gather at the track at Robinson Secondary High School in Fairfax, Virginia. They spend the morning with Craig and Kay Munro to take part in their annual Craig's Clan Cares event. This annual walk is a way for the Munros to inspire their friends and family to get involved in ALS research, a cause that is near and dear to their hearts.
Craig was diagnosed with ALS over ten years ago at Johns Hopkins, and, together with his energetic wife Kay, created their walk to raise money to support ALS research. "We are trying to do our small part to raise awareness of this terrible disease and to support research efforts to find causes, treatments, and an eventual cure," said Kay Munro, a former librarian. "Craig wants desperately for future generations to not have to endure the severe lifestyle limitations that he has faced."
The walk has become a community effort as family, friends and neighbors, as well as Kay's former students, return each year to participate. A local business, Long's Corporation, a Virginia-based plumbing company, gets involved by donating a dollar for each service call made during the year and each referral.
The Munros have raised well over $150,000 for the Packard Center with their annual event.