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Walk planned to assist Mayfield family

Walk planned to assist Mayfield family
Walk planned to assist Mayfield family
Jimmy Mayfield

A donation event is planned to aid a Corydon man who was injured, and is now paralyzed, earlier this year.

The Mayfield Mile Women’s Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon to raise money to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation and other expenses incurred with this new way of life for Jimmy Mayfield and his family.

Mayfield, who is the Harrison Township trustee and deputy chief of the Georgetown Township Fire Protection District, was severely injured June 5 after falling from a ladder outside his home east of Corydon. Ultimately the fall fractured his spine, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

Various organizations, fire departments, family and friends have donated and raised money to support the Mayfields during this time. A group of community members set up a GoFundMe page online.

The walk costs $25 to participate; a T-shirt is included with the registration fee.

There is also the option to donate $100 and sponsor a yard sign with your family name or company name and logo. Other donations are welcomed as well, organizers said.

The walk — a 1- or 3-mile course — will begin at First Capital Christian Church in Corydon. To register, go to firstcap.churchcenter.com/registrations. There, participants can select a time slot between 8 a.m. and noon to attend the event. Registration is required to ensure the hosts are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and limit the number of participants during each time slot.

The last day to register is Sunday, Oct. 11.

For more information, call First Capital Christian Church at 812-738-1869.

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