Group to hold benefit walk for mitochondrial disorders

PETERBOROUGH- Marcel’s Way will hold its first “Walk This Way . . . For Awareness” walk on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The walk will benefit those diagnosed with mitochondrial disorders and their families.

Registration at Putnam Park on Grove Street is scheduled for 10 a.m. The procession through downtown Peterborough will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Participants donate $10 to join the walk and can enjoy music, raffles, and food afterward.

Marcel’s Way is a nonprofit agency based in Dublin that assists those affected by mitochondrial disorders with information, education and support.

More than one in 4,000 children born in the United States each year will develop a mitochondrial disorder by the age of 10. Defects in mitochondrial function have been linked to many of the most common diseases of aging, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. There is no cure.

To learn more, contact Paula Raymond at 563-8899, e-mail, or go to

As with all Marcel’s Way activities, this is a wheelchair-friendly event.