Lancaster South Carolina
The second annual “Walking for Ryan” KLS fundraiser was again a success, despite the overcast weather. Approximately 200 people attended and learned about KLS from brochures handed out at the information booth and from speaking with Dani Farber, a Board Member of the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation.
The Lancaster High School track team held a relay carrying a KLS flag, the rely represented the knowledge of KLS being passed from one person to another. An auction was held with NFL items and items donated from local businesses. Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw read a proclamation from Governor Mark Sanford declaring Saturday “KLS Day”. The Mayor also made a citywide proclamation for KLS. He said, “I know if we can go to the moon, we can find a cure for this.”
Ryan McKinney, son of Donna White, had KLS when he died from an unrelated heart ailment. Donna started the “Walking for Ryan” in memory of her son and to help promote knowledge of KLS in her community and state.