Ethics forum teams up with Hope for Gus

AMHERST – As the football season gets into full swing, the Souhegan High School Ethics Fo­rum has planned a week of events to support the Hope for Gus Founda­tion.

On Friday, Sept. 25, Souhegan High School will host a football game at 7 p.m. to raise aware­ness and money for Duchene muscular dys­trophy, and also to honor anyone who suffers from DMD.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, starting at 9 a.m., there will be a 5K run/walk and festival. Saturday events also include a 1-mile fun run, live music and many family-friendly activi­ties.

There will be a closing ceremony to honor Gus, his family and anyone with DMD.

DMD is a form of mus­cular dystrophy that is caused by a genetic de­fect that usually affects boys. This local charity, Hope for Gus, funds re­search for treatments that will prolong the life of boys with DMD, or even a cure.

All proceeds from these events will go to the Hope for Gus founda­tion to further their re­search.

Anyone can come to these events. If you have any questions about the race or game, email ethicssouhegan@gmail. com.