The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is holding its Muscle Walk of Michigan on Aug. 13 at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. The event supports the charitable organization’s mission to “transform the lives” of families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other neuromuscular diseases.
“We’re thrilled to be back in person empowering our families…to participate in MDA’s Muscle Walk events for a very important cause to accelerate progress for people living with neuromuscular disease,” says Brittany Minke, national director of fundraising and community engagement for MDA, in a press release. “These events bring our families, and the people who love and support them, together to raise awareness and funds for research, care, and advocacy for the neuromuscular community.”
The Muscle Walk consists of a “one-mile celebration route.” Those interested in participating can register online as an individual participant or join a Muscle Walk team. Registration for the event is free, but each walker is encouraged to pledge a fundraising goal. A T-shirt will be awarded to anyone who raises at least $100.
Participants should also download the Muscle Walk’s mobile app. Through their device, they’ll get access to activity challenges, will be able to log their steps on Walk day, can earn badges for fundraising, and post fundraising messages.
Along with Detroit, the event will stop in cities such as Phoenix, Arizona; St. Louis, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois; and Boston, Massachusetts. For those who can’t make it to an in-person event, the MDA is also hosting a year-round, virtual walk called the Muscle Walk Your Way.
For more information and to register, visit mda.org.