Erickson walks half-marathon for great-grandson's cure


Last updated 1/29/2009 at Noon

Six months ago one of Dick Erickson’s great-grandsons was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The quest for a cure led Michael Burnstein’s mother to organize a fundraising team at P.F. Chang’s Rock ’n Roll Half-Marathon in Phoenix.

On January 18 Erickson participated in that half-marathon. “I only walked, though. I didn’t run,” he said.

Erickson finished the 13.1-mile course with a time of 4 hours, 10 minutes, and 37 seconds. “I just had a great time and kept focus on the reason we did it,” he said. “That kept us going.”

Erickson walked with one of his daug...

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