BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A walk will be held Saturday to raise research dollars to fight a disease which doesn't allow people to eat food.
On May 18, the Third Annual Carter's Walk 4 CURED will be held to raise awareness and raise money to find a cure for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases, a disease in which white blood cells attack the digestive system.
In Jan. 2011, Carter was diagnosed with the disease and all food was removed from his diet. Carter now gets his nutrition from a formula through a Gtube.
Carter was also diagnosed with Gastroparesis in May 2012. A disease in which stomach muscles are paralyzed and does not process the food properly into small intestine.
Late registration for this year's walk will be Saturday at 7 a.m. Then at 8:30 a.m., a 10k and 5k run or walk will begin. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a BBQ lunch, raffles, silent auctions, and vendors. For kids there will be free events such as a bounce house, laser tag, face painting, cotton candy and more.
The Carter's Walk 4 CURED is a family fund day event held at Yokuts Park in Bakersfield.
The first walk raised over $14,000 and the second walk raised nearly $35,000 for the CURED (Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease).