24 May '16, 3pm
@nbcsandiego San Diego resident volunteers to cure rare diseases:
San Diego resident Nina Van Nostrand has proven to be quite the volunteer! In December 2009, Nina responded to an email sent by the Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Walk co-organizer, Stephanie Hamm, asking for help and support of the walk. Even though Nina lived in San Diego, she wanted to participate in the walk planning committee. It was important to Nina to help raise money and awareness for AA&MDSIF because her niece, Mia Stoutenborough, has aplastic anemia . Nina had already planned to participate in the walk with Mia’s family, and now, she could help with a more direct role. Nina worked closely with the walk organizing committee, helping with the planning and volunteering on the day of the event. Nina and her sister Candy (Mia’s mom) helped rally Mia’s walk team "Mia’s Angels" as they gathered a large group of walkers and raised over $2,000 for the walk! The walk wa...