Every Step Counts

Walk Your A.S. Off is a community organization that holds "virtual" walk events. Virtual simply means we walk where we live and work without the need to attend any events.

Walk Your A.S. Off 2016 event begins May 1st! Information about our fifth year will be coming online soon. Together we are beating AS one step at a time!

We walk not only for our health but to raise awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.) and the family of related diseases. We track our daily steps and set large collective goals. Our walks bring people & teams together from all over the globe, showing that a small group of people can take great strides to change the world.We're looking for volunteers for 2016 - come join our community!

Walk With Us

How Our Walk Is Different

Pledge to:*walk anywhere, anytime during the day, any distance!

WALK ONE WEEK!

FOR ONE MILE!

(minimum each day)

DONATE ONE DOLLAR!

(minimum)
Walk AS One! Take the One Week, One Mile, One Dollar Challenge

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Walk Shop

Walk Your AS Off – Let’s Walk This!

Tees by WalkYourASoff

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Walk Your AS Off – T-Shirt

Tee Shirt by WalkYourASoff

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Walk Your A.S. Off Water Bottle 18oz

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Recent Blog Posts

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Five Tips for Staying Flare Free Over the Holidays

It’s that time of year, the Holidays. We always end up trying to figure out how to not end up in a flare. So, I asked some of my chronically-ill friends what they do or what best practices they would share with others. Avoid people It seems a little anti-social doesn’t it for such a […]


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I Walked My AS Off

Walk Your AS Off World Arthritis Day 2016 – RECAP

The Walk AS One community stood tall this year to raise awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis on World Arthritis Day 2016. Our teams walked 1,287,797 steps in ONE DAY to raise awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis on World Arthritis Day, which was on October 12, 2016. Our Not-So-Silent auction raised the money we need to redo our […]


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How I Walked My AS Off — Charlotte’s Story of Climbing Mt. Fuji

I’d never given Mount Fuji a thought before I came to Japan. Even when I arrived here nearly a year ago it seemed a vague and unattainable thing; something merely depicted in art, pictures, and advertisements. Most of the people I asked about it had only seen the mountain from afar. Yet somehow the hair-brained […]


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One step forward!

  This past year I have felt that I’ve continually taken one step forward and two steps back. The optimist in me hates to be thinking this way but sometimes we have to own it and acknowledge it to move forward again. After the amazing 2014 year of Walk Your AS Off, a group of […]


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Never Give Up

15 Reasons To Never Give Up

Our amazing board has been taking a bit of a hiatus since Walk Your AS Off 2016. It takes an enormous amount of team effort to organize our walk each year and we do it with a very small team and virtually no budget. In an effort to get things rolling again, we are going […]


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Consider Taking a Challenge

We like to challenge ourselves around here!

Here are a few of the challenges you, your friends, or your team can take.

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Million Step Challenge

About Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort. In the most advanced cases (but not in all cases), this inflammation can lead to new bone formation on the spine, causing the spine to fuse in a fixed, immobile position, sometimes creating a forward-stooped posture. This forward curvature of the spine is called kyphosis.

AS can also cause inflammation, pain and stiffness in other areas of the body such as the shoulders, hips, ribs, heels and small joints of the hands and feet. Sometimes the eyes can become involved (known as Iritis or Uveitis), and rarely, the lungs and heart can be affected.

To find out more about spondylitis please visit these organizations.

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Where To Donate

Walk Your AS Off is an all volunteer organization that supports the charities who support AS patients, research, and education. We run on an almost non-existent budget. Money received goes to website hosting, promotional items for marketing purposes (like T-shirts for give aways and prizes for contests), and technology upgrades. Any support you could give to help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Medical Disclaimer

*Before beginning any new exercise program, consult your physician or physical therapist. They can help provide modifications to suit your particular needs. Ask which exercises you should do and then check to see that you are doing them correctly.
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