The annual walk-a-thon to raise funds for research to cure sickle cell anemia will take place Sunday, May 19.
Registration for the 30-kilometer walk will begin at 7 a.m. at Hillsdale Elementary School, Edmund Street, in Aberdeen.
Participants will solicit pledges for each kilometer completed.
This year's poster child is Calvin Carter, 2. His favorite food is spaghetti, says his mother, Spec. Caroline Showell, of the Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Calvin is a victim of ablood disease for which there has yet to be found a cure. Diagnosed as a victim of sickle cell anemia when he was only 4 months old, he has experienced a significant amount of pain.