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Finishing Strong at MDA Muscle Walk

Voices from MDA's Strongly blog

Every year in hometowns across America, MDA Muscle Walk participants of all ages and abilities make their way through a 1- to 3-mile wheelchair friendly course for a good cause. But this is more than a fundraising walk. Here are excerpts from the Strongly blog about why people participate in this life-changing event.

“I took [Miguel] out of his wheelchair at the end of the course so he could walk over that finish line and to prove that we will get him through anything. To hear everyone cheering and clapping his great accomplishment was wonderful for him.” — Stacy Santiago, mom of Miguel who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy

“It’s just a really fun time. Getting to be at an event where you know that it’s helping you and others. It gives you such a good feeling.” — Dana Parrot, who has limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

“Muscle Walk is a time for families affected by muscle-debilitating diseases to come together and unite in the fight for freedom and independence from our daily challenges.” — MDA National Goodwill Ambassador Joe Akmakjian, who has spinal muscular atrophy

Join us at your local MDA Muscle Walk to bring strength to life. Visit to find a walk near you and register today.

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