Walk-a-thon raises $40,000 for Aidan, family

More than 1500 people turned out for the third annual Walk for Aidan event last Saturday to support 4-year-old Aidan Leffler who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 3:20pm
  • News
Mindy Leffler with Aidan in her lap

Mindy Leffler with Aidan in her lap

More than 1500 people turned out for the third annual Walk for Aidan event last Saturday to support 4-year-old Aidan Leffler who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The walk-a-thon event, held at Sammamish High School and organized by 200 student volunteers, raised more than $40,000. The student’s original goal was $25,000.

Proceeds will help parents Mitch and Mindy Leffler with their son’s medical bills and go towards finding a cure for the fatal disease. Mitch is a Sammamish teacher.

“This year’s event has been the most amazing example of how one small group of students can change the lives of those around them and of those in their community,” said Melva Buyers, Sammamish senior and event volunteer. “On behalf of Sammamish High School, we would like to thank community members and sponsors who helped make this event possible.”

Donations can still be made at www.charleysfund.org.




In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bellevuereporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bellevuereporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Carpenters union strike interupts some prominent Eastside construction projects

Union representative says members are prepared to strike “as long as it takes.”

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
Walk To End Alzheimer’s returns to Eastside on Sept. 25

Alzheimer’s Association moves forward with plans for an in-person event.

file photo
State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

Pixabay photo
Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

file photo
The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

pizza from Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie (courtesy of Serious Pie)
Eastside to get its first Serious Pie restaurant location

Serious Pie is owned by Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas.

Axton Burton stands proudly in front of the greenhouse he made in his parent’s yard in Duvall, Wash. (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
How to make a greenhouse with 4,500 glass jars

How a Redmond resident spent nearly two years building a greenhouse out of salvaged materials.

Most Read