From leading a group of friends to walk in a local MDA Muscle Walk to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, MDA families are doing remarkable things every day to live beyond their limits and fundraise along the way.
On April 18, 2017 Sophia Spooner set out alone from Campo, California, and began her months-long trek on the Pacific Crest Trail with a goal of raising $10,000 to support MDA. By the end of her hike, she will have covered more than 2,650 miles. But her "little stroll," as she calls it, is hardly her first brush with long-distance adventuring. In fact, a tendency toward the extreme might...Read More
Each year, at a Southern California Muscle Walk, Christopher’s Cruisers roll right to — and through — their goal. For 11-year-old Christopher Perez, the victory is a literal one: He’s usually the first of his namesake team to cross the Muscle Walk finish line. And his team — which at times includes 50 friends and family members — usually surpasses its annual Muscle Walk fundraising goal of $1,500. In the seven years...Read More
Justin Skeesuck and his life-long friend Patrick Gray were resting in a cafe in Spain, as the sun started to dip toward the horizon. They were 250 miles into their journey on the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trail which starts in France and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. One last steep mountain pass stood between the two friends and the final half of their crazy, grueling journey...Read More