Chattanooga MDA Muscle Walk Set For Sept. 28

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is bringing strength to life for kids and adults in the Middle and East Tennessee community with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases at the 2019 MDA Muscle Walk of Chattanooga on Sept. 28.

The 8th annual MDA Muscle Walk is a way for families, friends, neighbors and local businesses in Chattanooga to come together to raise awareness and funds for muscle-debilitating diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility. This year’s walk includes a 3K – 5K route designed for participants of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair and equipment-friendly course.

“There are kids and adults in our community living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases that take away everyday abilities like walking, hugging and even breathing,” said MDA Care Specialist Johanna Fowler, “When you support the MDA Muscle Walk of Chattanooga, you can help change that by helping us fund urgently-needed research, treatments and support that will help these individuals live longer and grow stronger.”

The Muscle Walk event is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Tennessee Riverpark, Shelter #4 on Saturday, Sept. 28. There will be activities for the whole family, including a door prize drawing, photo booth, pumpkin painting, and more. DJ Scuba Steve will entertain the crowd and an award ceremony will recognize top fundraising teams and individuals. 

Expected to be in attendance are local sponsors MobilityWorks, Galen Digestive Health, and PTC Therapeutics as well as national sponsors Numotion Foundation and Sarepta Therapeutics.

To register, visit https://mda.donordrive.com/event/chattanooga or call the local MDA office at (615) 832-5005.

Every dollar raised through Muscle Walk benefits MDA’s mission to fund groundbreaking research across diseases and provide individuals with life-enhancing programs and support services, including state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care the MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Funds raised also make MDA Summer Camp possible for more than 70 area kids where they can experience the best week of the year at no cost to their families at Camp Widjiwagan.

To learn more about the 2019 MDA Muscle Walk program and how to get involved, contact Development Coordinator McKenna Mitchell at (615) 832-5005 or mmitchell@mdausa.org.


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