5K walk held in Bay Ridge to honor Pietro Scarso, diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The walk was held to honor Pietro Scarso, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy a year ago. (9/28/13)

BAY RIDGE - Hundreds of people came to Pier 69 this morning in Bay Ridge to take part in a 5K walk to raise money in honor of a Brooklyn boy.

Pietro Scarso, 4, was diagnosed with the genetic disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD, about a year ago. The disorder prevents growth and could cause Pietro to lose all muscle function.

All the proceeds from today's 5K will go toward finding a cure for DMD.
 

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