People living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related neuromuscular diseases, are robbed of the strength that most of us take for granted every day – the strength to walk, talk, laugh, hug, even breath. At MDA, we give strength to those who need it most.
Our muscle walks are celebrations of giving strength. An opportunity to recognize the members of our community -- you, supporters, caregivers, friends and family – and come together in support of our common cause.
Sign up for Muscle Walk as an individual, with a team, or create your own team. Ask others to join and support you with a donation — they'll be grateful for a fun and rewarding experience.
Your participation at an MDA Muscle Walk helps to support our mission of transforming the lives of people living with neuromuscular disease through research, treatments and care.
For more information about this event, please contact Amanda Spies at:
312-254-0632 or [email protected]
Schedule of Events:
9:30am - Registration Opens
10:00am-11:30am - Entertainment & Activities
11:30am - Walk Starts!
12:30pm - Closing Ceremonies & Awards
Location: Ty Warner Park - 700 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont, IL 60559
Parking: Spots are available in the main parking lot located off of Blackhawk Drive. Additional spots will be available at U-Stor-It Self Storage.
Registration: Each participant will need to check-in at the registration tent. Any participant who did not register online will need to complete an event waiver. Participants can also turn in donations and pick up their t-shirts. Each participant who raised $100 by May 5th will receive their t-shirt at the walk. Anyone who raised $100 after May 5th will receive their t-shirt in the mail after the walk.
Passport: New this year - be sure to pick up a passport at registration. Visit each of the vendor booths to get a sticker. Once you've received a sticker from each vendor, drop off the completed passport to the MDA table to be entered into a drawing.
Refreshments: Light snacks and refreshments will be available to all walkers before and after the walk. Coffee & hot chocolate will be provided by AveXis and Paisans Pizza will be available after the walk.
Walk Route: The walk route and location are wheelchair accessible. Participants can enjoy a 1 or 2 mile walk around Ty Warner Park.