Walk for Oliver

Oct 18, 2013

This Saturday, the Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team and Oliver's Team is hosting a walk to fight MLD 5K Run/Walk on the Sacred Heart University campus. Check in starts at 8:00a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds will go directly towards the Cipareli Family. Oliver Ciparelli is a three year-old son of two former Sacred Heart student-athletes who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, MLD for short. Translated from doctor talk MLD means: meta - change, chromatic - color, leuko - white matter, dystrophy - degeneration. MLD's name comes from degeneration in the white matter of the brain and Central Nervous System (CNS.