FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennie King
Small Steps Fund Powerful Progress; Fight Back Against
Muscle Disease at Annual MDA Muscle Walk of Cincinnati
[CINCINNATI, Ohio, February 24, 2015 — More than 100 people from the Southern Ohio area are already registered to take a small step to fund powerful progress for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the annual MDA Muscle Walk of Southern Ohio to raise critical funds and awareness that will help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of local children and adults fighting muscle disease.
The Cincinnati Muscle Walk is scheduled for 11:00am on April 25, 2015 at Camp Campbell Gard in Hamilton, Ohio. For registration information, visit www.musclewalkmda.org/cincinnatioh, or call the local MDA office at 513-231-2222.
“Through MDA Muscle Walk, people in the Cincinnati area can join forces to raise critical dollars that will make a real difference in the lives of people fighting life-threatening muscle disease in our community,” said MDA Executive Director, Jennie King. “By registering for the Cincinnati 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.”
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.
Funds raised through the Muscle Walk program build on decades of research progress, helping push science to its limits in the search for treatments and cures.
The dollars raised at the Cincinnati Muscle Walk also help support MDA’s life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and clinics, including the MDA Clinics at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center and UC Health. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle disease can enjoy “the best week of the year” at Camp Campbell Gard in Hamilton.
Last year, more than 40,000 people participated in 140 MDA Muscle Walks across the country that raised a record-breaking $8.5 million. More than $26 million has been raised since the Walk’s inception in 2011.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of people with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.
– MDA –