Dytonia Walk-a-Thon


Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jun 02,2001,15:51   Archive
Hi everybody, we had our Toronto support group - Dystonia walk-a-thon today. It was the first time we had such a crowd out - over 100, as in the past we only had support group members and a few family members at an ambling walk and a picnic. This time around we had 2 schools involved - about 150 students worked on the Walk for Community Service (40 hours each student) as part of their graduation certificate. What a great bunch of students they were - so willing to help out, so pleasant to deal with and a very hungry bunch as well (sponsors donated pizza, bagels, muffins, cookies, donuts, fresh fruit, water and pop)! As luck would have it the sun came out and it was a lovely morning/early afternoon - yesterday it rained all day and we were worried that it would carry over today (thunderstorms forecast for later). Everybody who walked got a prize (allfrom sponsors) and I'm sure we made quite a bit of money for medical research from the pledges. Perhaps even better is the fact that so many students and families learned about Dystonia - great for awareness. It was undoubtedly a success. I thought you might like to know.

June in Toronto, who is extremely tired, but much happier than of late!




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 02,2001,16:12 Top of Thread Archive
You did good June. Sounds like it was a great success. I'm glad that the weather held up for you. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Shirley in AR.




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Jun 02,2001,19:34 Top of Thread Archive
June, how wonderful that the weather cooperated and allowed all your hard work and planning to be so fruitful. You have done a great job this spring with getting dysonia recognition and support. Now ... can you rest on your laurels for a bit? You've earned it.

Sally




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Posted by Mindy , Jun 03,2001,16:38 Top of Thread Archive
June,
This is fantastic. An excellent way of bringing about
awareness, indeed. So glad all went well. Thank
you for sharing, and thank you for all your hard work.
Mindy in NY



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Posted by Joanne Matuzas , Jun 03,2001,18:17 Top of Thread Archive
June, thanks so much for sharing and for your efforts and hard work.
It's definitely the way awareness will be spread and you are certainly
doing your part! Joanne M. San Diego, CA



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Posted by colleen , Jun 03,2001,18:37 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June really glad everything went well.Thanks for sharing.
We all need to work hard & get the word out about this disorder.
Take Care Colleen IL



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