February 2014

5 Days to Starting Line And 5 Reasons To Walk With Us!

  Is everyone gearing up for our 2014 Walk Your A.S. Off! Just five days to our starting line for 2014! If you needed more reasons to give your friends & family to join us and walk – well here are 5 reasons although we could come up with oodles more! 1. You already walk everywhere you go – why not make those steps meaningful and contribute them to our cause! Shoot – add in your pooch’s steps too! 2. Our walk is great motivation! We’ve got thousands of people walking together and cheering each other on! The health benefits… Read More »5 Days to Starting Line And 5 Reasons To Walk With Us!

Paws For Our Cause

We have had a number of our walkers ask us if we could include their dog in our walk! The answer was, “of course” but then I learned that people wanted to count the steps of their furry friends and that took us some time to figure out if that was something we could, should, would do. But in the mean time we heard very powerful testimonials like these: “One of our fellow As family members thought about ending her life she had everything ready and in place. We had been talking about my service dog and how much he… Read More »Paws For Our Cause

Our 2014 Booster T-Shirt Has Been Selected!

  Walk Your A.S. Off is thrilled to announce the winning design in our 2014 t-shirt contest! Congratulations to Melissa Levanduski – great job!!! “This t-shirt contest was an artistic outlet for me to open the door to help raise awareness for a great event, Walk your A.S. off, and to educate others about Ankylosing Spondylitis. All of the t-shirt designs were so wonderfully creative! I am so humbled and honored that my design was chosen to be used for the official 2014 Walk Your A.S. Off Campaign. This autoimmune arthritis is so personal for me as my younger sister and… Read More »Our 2014 Booster T-Shirt Has Been Selected!

Walk Your A.S. Off Welcomes the Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Ireland!

The Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Ireland (ASAI) joins Walk Your A.S. Off with team SUAS! According to Seoirse Smith, the Secretary of ASAI and president of the Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation (ASIF), “SUAS is the name of our recent awareness programme and stands for Supporting & Understanding AS or sometimes misread as Stand Up for AS (either of which is good) – SUAS is also a gaelic word for “Up”” We are thrilled to have them join us this year and look forward to connecting with more ASers worldwide. Please join in welcoming them to WYASO 2014!   Team SUAS registration… Read More »Walk Your A.S. Off Welcomes the Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Ireland!

ASIF Endorses Walk Your A.S. Off!

ASIF (Aknylosing Spondylitis International Federation) endorses Walk Your A.S. Off. ASIF was established in 1988 to increase public awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world. ASIF is a member of the People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE), a standing committee of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). ASIF also cooperates with the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS), the international working group of ankylosing spondylitis researchers. Michael Mallinson, the secretary of the organization has participated in Walk Your A.S. Off since its inception in 2012 with his team, A.S. Busters and championed WYASO to the ASIF executive… Read More »ASIF Endorses Walk Your A.S. Off!

Vote NOW! 2014 WYASO T-Shirt Designs

Please vote for your favorite 2014 Walk Your A.S. Off t-shirt design! Voting is open until 11:59 pm February 11th, 2014. You vote by Facebook by using the like button on the individual design page (linked to from the images below). Click the image you like & find the Facebook like button! You can see the vote totals next to the share button! This is a contest to select the top three designs to go to the final round that will be judged by a panel for the first prize winner! The winning designer will receive a t-shirt with their design… Read More »Vote NOW! 2014 WYASO T-Shirt Designs