Who says fundraising can't be fun? At last year's MDA Stride & Ride we raised $142,000 towards curing Muscular Dystrophy. Not only that, I got to meet Batman. I can only imagine what will happen this year.
In case you're new to my blog, here's a quick history of my involvement with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, specifically Spinal Muscular Atrophy, when I was two and a half. My involvement with MDA came soon after that in the form of emotional support for my family as well as financial support for doctors visits and wheelchairs/braces. And in a way you can thank MDA for this blog even existing. It was my appearances on the MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon starting at age seven that got me interested in TV and journalism to begin with.
All that being said, it's time for the annual MDA Muscle Walk (previously called Stride & Ride) for the NY-NJ Metro area. On March 12 I'll be gathering up my team, "The Nerdy Birds," to walk around the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ along with countless other teams fighting for a cure. So what do I need from you? Anything you can spare.
Truly. What I need are donations to myself or to the team as a whole, which you can make securely online, so that we may raise (or hopefully exceed) the goal I have set for us to raise this year which is $2,500. I say this each year but honestly, whatever you can afford to give is a good amount, even if it's $1. If each person who visits this blog gave just $1 we'd be totally set. Of course, if you are fortunate enough to be able to donate more that is equally appreciated.
Besides financial contributions, anywhere you can spread the word about the MDA Muscle Walk would be awesome! Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, email, wherever! Thank you so, so much to those of you who have helped out in the past, I hope you can do so again this year and encourage others to do the same.