11th Annual Northern California Walk-n-Roll Raised Outstanding Funds for Families of SMA- Northern California Chapter

Community Gathers for the 11th Annual Northern California Walk-n-Roll to Find a Cure for SMA

No Cal - walking around lakeThe 11th Annual Northern California Walk-n-Roll, held August 24th, 2013, was an amazing turnout of families and friends supporting FSMA. This year’s walk took place in a new location in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park.  The morning started with a slight drizzle and fog but when it was time to walk the sun was shining.   The 225 participants gathered at the scenic Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area and walked around Stow Lake. We raised $63,000 for Families of SMA research and patient services.

Once the walk concluded everyone enjoyed catching up with each other in a picnic style lunch, balloon artist, face painters, and an incredible raffle that consisted of various themed baskets, gift certificates, sports memorabilia and an iPad.

Thank you to everyone that participated, supported a walker, and donated to make the Northern California Walk-n-Roll such a success!  We had many new families at the walk this year and look forward to seeing everyone again in 2014 – if not sooner!

Group photo - No Cal 2013 WNR


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6th Annual Pacific Northwest Walk-n-Roll Benefitting Families of SMA- Pacific Northwest Chapter

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17th Annual Arnold Family Golf Outing Benefitting Families of SMA

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Inaugural Zumbathon for SMA Brings Hope for a Cure- Southern California Chapter

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8th Annual Arizona Walk-n-Roll Raises Funds to Find a Cure for SMA– Arizona Chapter

Walk-n-Roll Fundraiser Raises Outstanding Funds for Families of SMA The 8th Annual Walk-n-Roll was held on Sunday, November 17th, 2013, at the El Dorado Park in Scottsdale, AZ. It was a beautiful and sunny 70 degree day.  The walk had 13 teams register and participate in the event. Howler from the Phoenix Coyotes and the […]

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