Run for the Bucket run/walk on May 31 to support MCW cyclic vomiting syndrome research

May 12, 2014 College News - Run for the Bucket, a new name for an event in its 8th year, will be held Saturday, May 31, from 9-11 a.m. in Frame Park in Waukesha. Proceeds from the event, which includes a 5K run/walk and .25 mile kid's run, supports cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) research conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin by Dr. B. U. K. Li, Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology), and Dr. Thangam Venkatesan, Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology).

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) is an unexplained disorder of children and adults characterized by recurrent, prolonged attacks of severe nausea, vomiting, and prostration with no apparent cause.

This 5K run/walk was started by Debbie Conklyn, Research Associate II in the Department of Ophthalmology, after her oldest child, Brodie, was diagnosed with CVS. Eight years later, the name has changed, but it is still the same family friendly event.

Run for the Bucket should be bigger and better this year with the help of Silver Circle Sports Events. There will be a raffle, goody bags, awards for runners, and post-race food. Please help support CVS research by participating or donating.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Conklyn, 426-9697 or cvswalkwi@yahoo.com. Information also is available on the Run for the Bucket web site.

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