Muscular Dystrophy Association Hosts Muscle Walk Saturday

Muscular Dystrophy Association Hosts Muscle Walk Saturday


800-542-9226. OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.WCCO.COM /PULLING TOGETHER. JOINING ME NOW IS MOLLY AND TALLY FROM THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION AND WE HAVE THE ORGANIZATIONS AMBASSADOR, HUNTER TELL TELL US ABOUT THE WALK. THANKS GUYS FOR COMING IN. THANKS FOR HAVING US. IT SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY FUN WALK, ALSO INSPIRATIONAL. HUNTER, I WANT TO START WITH YOU. YOU HAVE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. TELL US WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE WITH THAT. WELL, I DON’T REALLY GO TO MUCH SPORTS. I WROTE — I DON’T REALLY DO THAT MUCH. IF I WERE TO RACE YOU RIGHT NOW OR DO SOME THUMB WRESTLING, YOU WOULD WIN. SO, THERE ARE SOME LIMITATIONS THERE, YOU GET TO BE THE AMBASSADOR FOR THIS WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION. YES, AND IT IS FUN. I GET TO TALK TO APPLEBEE’S MANAGERS, LETTER CARRIERS, AND SKIP SCHOOL. [ LAUGHTER ] WHICH IS WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW. BUT YOU ARE REALLY TRYING TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS DISEASE. YES, I AM. I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IT’S REALLY HARD FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE CAN DIE SOMETIMES. IT’S SERIOUS. YES, IT IS VERY SERIOUS. OF COURSE, WE HAVE THIS WALK THIS WEEKEND. MOLLY, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE WALK AND WHAT YOU HOPE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND GET FROM IT. SO THE WALK IS OUR SIXTH ANNUAL WALK, SO IT SHOULD BE A GREAT MORNING. WE ARE EXPECTING 1200 PEOPLE, SO IT IS JUST A FUN MORNING FULL OF HOPE, AND IT JUST GIVES EVERYONE A CHANCE TO BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER YOU KNOW AS A COMMUNITY AND WITH OUR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST MUSCLE DISEASE TOGETHER. WE HAVE A ONE-MILE VICTORY LAP, SO EVERYONE AROUND US HAS AS THEY ARE WALKING AROUND AND CELEBRATING THE DAY. TELL US ABOUT MDA, AND WHEN YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH THE FAMILY LIKE HUNTERS, WHAT KIND OF SERVICES YOU PROVIDE THAT CAN HELP THEM OUT? WE TRY TO PROVIDE SERVICES THAT CAN HELP THEM TODAY. FOR KIDS LIKE HUNTER, WE HAVE OUR CAMP IN MAPLE LAKE WHICH IS A MDA SUMMERCAMP. IT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE NATURE — NATION. IT IS A WEEK OF YES FOR THEM. WE ALSO HAVE SOME GREAT SUPPORT GROUPS AND OUR CARE CENTERS HERE IN TWIN CITIES AS WELL, SO SOME GREAT SUPPORT SERVICES THAT WAY. WE ALSO DO A LOT OF RESEARCH FOR FUNDRAISING THAT WAY. IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS, WE HAVE HAD THREE DRUGS APPROVED BY THE DA. THAT IS FANTASTIC. HUNTER, HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS CAMP? YEAH, THERE IS THE BLINDING, LASER TAG, IT IS REALLY FUN. THAT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN. THE MONEY RAISED FROM THIS WALK GOES TO HELP KIDS HAVE THOSE EXPERIENCES. MUSCLE WALK IS SATURDAY AT 11 AM. THE GOAL IS TO RAISE $272,000, SO DO YOUR PART TO HELP OUT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN, AND HAVE FUN THIS SATURDAY.

Author: Kevin Mason

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