The Muscular Dystrophy Associations’ 5th annual Muscle Walk of Green Bay.
Shop Local loves to support our local community and the people that live within it. We are proud to share this passion with a wonderful organization, The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), as they prepare to have their 5th annual Muscle Walk of Green Bay. The 5th annual Green Bay Muscle Walk will be held at The Fox River Mall in Appleton, on May 2, 2015. The walk will have a start time of 9 a.m.
“By registering for the Green Bay Muscle Walk, you can help local MDA families face the challenges muscle disease often brings, maintain their independence, and live the best possible lives. We encourage everyone to ask their friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to raise funds and walk as a team to help MDA move toward a world free of the harmful effects of muscle disease,” said Heather Buchberger, MDA Fundraising Coordinator.
MDA’s May 2nd event, has already registered over 500 people to walk for the cause. MDA Muscle Walk is the largest, most inspiring event of its kind, bringing communities together — donors, families, partners, sponsors and volunteers— to fight back against muscle disease. Approximately 150 walks throughout the nation are scheduled throughout the year. Last year, more than 40,000 people participated in 140 MDA Muscle Walks across the country that raised a record-breaking $8.5 million.
Below is a video made by a local family who is living testimony of the tremendous support and resources MDA has provided. Austin Loch was diagnosed with Becker Muscular Dystrophy. Austin and his family talk about the help that they have received from the MDA, and the positive impact that they have had in their lives.
Come out and join us as we support the Muscular Dystrophy’s 5th annual Muscle Walk May 5, 2015. For more information, visit www.musclewalkmda.org/greenbaywi or call the local MDA office at (920) 499-4571.