Gov. McMaster recognizes May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

May 10 Written by 

The Little family from Laurens received a special recognition on Monday from SC Rep. Mark Willis.

Willis presented Craig and Cathy Little, along with their children Canady, McKenzie and Kelsie, with a proclamation from Gov. Henry McMaster recognizing May of 2017 as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month throughout the state and encouraging all South Carolinians to work together to raise awareness of this disorder and recognize the individuals and families it affects.

Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects as many as 30,000 people in the United States. Williams Syndrome is characterized by learning difficulties, developmental delays, unique personality traits, distinctive facial features and cardiovascular problems.

The Little’s have been advocates for Williams Syndrome ever since their 14-year-old daughter Canady was diagnosed with the disorder.

The proclamation from the governor comes at a great time because the annual Walk for Williams will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the Laurens Family YMCA. Registration begins at 10am and the walk begins at 10:30am.

Over 160 people have pre-registered for the walk and registrations will be taken the day of the walk. The cost to register is $10 per person. T-shirts will be available for $10.

Whiteford’s of Laurens is catering lunch and plates are available for $12.  

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