National Conquer Chiari walk includes Rome event

Published Aug 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

There will be a Rome event for the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Pinti Field, 200 Sixth St.

Organizers are raising money to combat the neurological disorder that affects more than 300,000 people across the country.

It is the fifth year for the Rome event, which typically attracts about 100 participants.

Registration is free, however a $25 donation is suggested by organizers. Pre-registration can be done online at www.conquerchiari.org.

Registration on-site the day of the event will take place at 10 a.m. The walk will start at 11 a.m.

The walk’s distance is flexible, and can be done according to one’s fitness level, organizers noted.

The event will include entertainment by Eddie Elvis and the Blue Brothers of Rome, food, activities, a play area, Miss Copper City Teen and photography by A.J.K. There will be additional fund raiser items for sale.

There will also be a Chiari Jail fund raiser where participants can issue a summons to have someone “arrested” for $2-5 per summons.

Each “convict” will be options that include “time served,” raising “bail” with a donation or activities. It will take place from noon to 2 p.m.

Chiari Malformation is a disorder affecting the bottom of the brain, putting pressure on the brain and spine causing symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, balance problems, breathing problems, numbness and weakness of limbs.

Central New York Chiari Walk CCWAA is on Facebook. For more information, contact organizer Nadine Horn at
315-838-5010 or cny.ccwaa@gmail.com.