Do you know what you are doing on Saturday, September 18, 2010? I will be joining thousands of walkers in our third annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America to show my support to raise money and awareness for Chiari Malformation and related disorders.
There are walks in 30 states this year ~ our goal is to someday have a walk in all of the 50 states. Here's a link where you can find a walk in your home town ~ Conquer Chiari Walk Sites. Register to walk or sponsor a walker.
This is a great opportunity to spend some time outdoors, soaking up that cool, crisp fall air and maybe you will meet some new friends who just happen to be chiarians, too. Invite your friends and family members to join you for the walk. Since most of us don't do so well with the walking thing anyway, the walk is usually short and sweet.
Here's some more info about the walks listed below. If you don't see your town, find out if there's one nearby. Just think, maybe you and some friends could coordinate a walk in your town next year. Knowledge is power when it comes to Chiari. Let's conquer chiari!
WHAT? A series of coordinated Chiari walks held at the same time across the country.
WHERE? It is our goal to have at least one walk in each of the 50 states. This year we have 30 walk locations.
WHEN? Saturday September 18th, 2010. September has been named Chiari Awareness Month in several states. In conjunction with the Walk Across America we hope to get more states to recognize September as Chiari Awareness Month.
WHY? To raise awareness of Chiari; to raise money for vital research; and to get people involved.
In 2010 it is our goal to raise at least $300,000 for research. In 2009, more than $250,000 was raised with 90% of the money going directly to fund exciting, new research projects.