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Ataxia Walk ‘n’ Roll

October 6, 2010 1 comment

I did the Aids walk in LA last October  (10 K)  but  not this year. The much shorter Ataxia walk in Long Beach recently was better for this 73 year old.

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Team WeNGUH Goes to the Ataxia Walk and Roll 2010

September 25, 2010 1 comment

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Saturday September 25, 2010 our family participated in the second and Ataxia walk.  It was a 2K walk to raise money and awareness for Ataxia.  It was a beautiful day.  However, there was a very big accident on the 710 freeway (a car going over 100 miles/hr. on the wrong side of the freeway)  made it very difficult to get to the event.  Therefore the event started 30 mins late and probably had less participants attend.

For those who were there we had the pleasure of having the current winner of the Miss Wheel Chair California as our Master of Ceremonies and she sang our National Anthem.  Then we took a group photo and the walk began.  Some people were in wheelchairs, some on razor scooters, strollers, some jogging and the rest of us walked at various speeds.  But one thing we all shared, we all appeared to be having a good time.

The first walk/runners to cross the finish line were my niece, Rebecca and my son, Brian.  They were followed by about 200 more participants.

After the walk was completed they did and silent auction and raffle to help raise funds for Ataxia.  Outback and Chiles offered a 15-20% of your meal back to Ataxia for anyone who ate lunch that day.  Our group of 16 went to Chiles to have lunch and give more money to Ataxia.

For anyone interested in next year’s event.  This event is donations only.  Anyone is invited to participate.

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