Walk-a-thons, 5ks, and other physical festivities are often a great way to get a large group of people together to support a common goal.
The problem is, they happen in a singular location, which means if you don’t live in that location, you’re kind of out of luck.
But the Muscular Dystrophy Association has found a way around this dilemma. Rather than have one singular event to raise support, they hosting a series of events across the nation. And you are more than welcome to join!
It’s called the MDA Muscle Walk, and it’s kicking off its third season!
What’s a Muscle Walk?
The Muscle Walk is an annual series of events put on by MDA. The concept is simple. Large amounts of people gather around in various cities and walk (or wheel) themselves from start to finish.
By doing so, they help raise awareness and funding for muscular dystrophy research. Everyone from individuals to families to corporations join in to show their support.
Generally, MDA recommends that people get into teams so that they can have a bigger impact and a little more fun. Team’s stories are even shared on the Muscle Walk website!
How Do I Join?
You can join by visiting the Muscle Walk website. There you’ll find what cities are hosting events and when they’re happening. In total, there are about 150 cities hosting Muscle Walks which means there are plenty of opportunities.
On the website, you’ll also find fundraising tips and further information concerning muscular dystrophy. Check it out!
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other neuromuscular diseases. Muscular Dystrophy is a degenerative condition that affects countless people around the globe.
Currently, there is no cure, but research and discovery is on going.
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