This weekend, Wheeling Jesuit University is holding a 5-K race to raise money for research and awareness of hip dysplasia, a medical condition that affects a staggering number of newborns.
One of the first things a pediatrician checks on a newborn is its hips, and that’s when most cases of hip dysplasia are discovered. However, some cases are not discovered, and people suffer for years without answers.
“Unfortunately there are thousands of people a year that don’t get diagnosed until they’re adults or until they go in to have a total hip replacement. For me, my hips were constantly popping in and out of the socket. I had pain in my entire leg, in my back,” said Race Director Taylor Kulpa.
The cost to enter the race is $15 dollars if you pre-register, or $20 the day of the race, which starts Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Free T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 100 people who register.
There will be music, refreshments, race awards and a raffle afterward. For more information, call 304-551-6470.