Cincinnati joins Conquer Chiari 'Walk Across America'

Cincinnati will take part in the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America Saturday, Sept. 20, at Fernbank Park, Thornton Ave., 45233.

Chiari malformation is a serious neurological disorder that affects 300,000 people in the United States. It occurs when the lower part of the brain, called the cerebellum, herniates through the skull and down into the spinal canal, compressing the brainstem and blocking the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks, all held on Sept. 20. Proceeds fund Chiari research, education and awareness programs.

Registration at the Cincinnati walk begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10. The Chiari walk’s route is across a 1.2-mile paved surface and is wheelchair-accessible. Participants can choose the full walk or take a shorter loop.

Participation is free. Pre-register at

Mayfield Clinic is a proud sponsor of Conquer Chiari walks in Cincinnati, Evansville, Ind., and Beavercreek, Ohio.

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The Mayfield Clinic, an independent, single-specialty academic neurosurgery group, is recognized as one of the nation's leading physician organizations for clinical care, education, and research of the spine and brain. With over 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management, the Clinic treats 20,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield's physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders. Learn more about Mayfield at



Sandi and Cryssie

Cincinnati Walk Co-Chairs Sandi Manuel, left, and Cryssie Tino