More than 300 walkers and people using wheelchairs and scooters will participate in the 2011 Tucson MDA Muscle Walk at the University of Arizona Mall on Sunday, March 27 2011.
The fun event is expected to raise more than $40,000 to help area residents with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle diseases served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“We’re walking to help MDA fund worldwide research and to provide unparalleled health care services to people with muscle diseases,” said Danielle Trzyna, MDA Executive Director - Tucson. “Together, we’ll take a victory lap at University of Arizona Mall to help local families for whom MDA is a singular beacon of help and hope.”
Muscle Walk participants and Muscle Walk teams can register for the event by visiting Tucson MDA Muscle Walk; by contacting the local MDA office at (520) 795-3434; or by registering at the event beginning one hour before the 2011 Tucson MDA Muscle Walk gets underway on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to raise at least $74 in donations, the cost to fund one minute of MDA research seeking treatments and cures for muscle diseases. View MDA’s Make A Muscle-Make A Difference video or the local Muscle Walk PSA to see why Muscle Walk is so important to families in Tucson and across the nation. View MDA Flash Mob for Muscle Walk here.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education. The first nonprofit organization to be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Medical Association “for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity,” MDA’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors.