Jennifer Visscher

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

Walk Your A.S. Off has their sights set on MARS!

Walk Your A.S. Off announces the largest endeavor to date – a continuation of their steps into the unknown and a place no one has ventured. Thousands of people with the chronic disease Ankylosing Spondylitis and the family of related diseases will take their mission to what some might say is an unobtainable goal – the planet Mars! In year one, founder Jennifer Visscher, thought a million steps was a lofty goal but she quickly saw an outpouring of support from fellow ASers and their friends and family, and realized that her vision needed to be larger. The community rallied… Read More »Walk Your A.S. Off has their sights set on MARS!

Calling All Aussies

We know you are out there! Walk Your A.S. Off has had many walkers from Australia participate – we’d really love a TEAM AUSTRALIA! Please email walkyourASoff@gmail.com if you’d like to be a part of this team and if you are willing to be the Team Captain. Please make sure you put “Team Australia” in the subject line. We Dream Big! And dreaming big means we need lost of walkers to help us reach our goals of raising awareness & finding a cure so we need your help! Please join us, Walk Your A.S. Off Team

Announcing A T-Shirt Design Contest For 2014!

We are gearing up for Walk Your A.S. Off 2014! In preparation for this years walk we’d like to have your help & creativity with a t-shirt design contest. Show us your design skills – the winning design will win a $100 Visa Gift Card & a t-shirt of their design.  The winning design will based on Facebook likes and a panel of judges choosing form the top three designs. Here are the details. Feel free to link to this page & print out the pdf flyer. Please share with anyone you think might like to enter our contest. Contest… Read More »Announcing A T-Shirt Design Contest For 2014!

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Just A LITTLE Black Rain Cloud???

Rain Rain Go Away… Someone please explain this to me? Why do they give this day a 3? I’d give it a… I don’t know… 10! Rain = aches. Knees, elbows, lower back, mid-back, upper back, shoulders, that ankle I had operated on in 2010… I mean seriously, even my husband who has no arthritis at all gets achy knees when it rains. Oh and then it clears up after 4 days of rain and gets warmer so guess what??? Now I have aches from the weather changing. The more the weather changes the worse it gets. Autumn and Spring… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Just A LITTLE Black Rain Cloud???

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – I'm Here, Aren't You?

Wait… What?   Yes I’m here, aren’t you? What do you mean I shouldn’t be? Just because the walk is over doesn’t mean we don’t have things to talk about. I mean if you want I can go away… No? Okay. (Yes I really do talk to myself btw) Walk Your AS Off 2013 may be coming to a close with our final, and I mean the end all number for final steps (due by today) being anxiously awaited upon, BUT this doesn’t mean we can’t still talk. Or walk. Or run. Or cycle… You get the picture. Looks happy… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – I'm Here, Aren't You?

Million Stepper – Kelly Warner!

  My name is Kelly Warner. I am deaf and 43 years old , married to a wonderful husband of 14 years, who is also deaf. Just months before my marriage, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The full extent of my disease wasn’t apparent until months afterwards. I endured fibromyalgia on top of it. We suspect “arthritis” ran in the family as my grandfather had Ankylosing Spondylitis. I started taking Enbrel in 1999. It was a miracle drug. It helped with the arthritis, but not the fatigue. I had gained considerable weight to the point of morbid obesity. My… Read More »Million Stepper – Kelly Warner!

Coloring Page – Walk Your A.S. Off Sneaker

We are almost there! Just a couple more days and our walk comes to an end for the year. Let’s get the kids involved in our Finish Line events on World A.S. Day! Please download this image and share your child’s art work with us on our Facebook page! Sneakers by Sabrina‘s kids – Ta, age 10 and MnM, age 4!