Well – we would love to see your creativity! We have already had some fantastic awareness posters for the walk being made and we’d love to see some more! We’ll share them here & post them on all of our social media channels and in turn our walk will spread and grow – with your help! We will be sharing some ways that you can TAKE ACTION to help us raise awareness. This is our first post about a concrete action you can take to help us with our collective goal of raising awareness of this family of diseases. Graphics… Read More »Create, Inspire, Share & Raise Awareness!
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. ˜ Eleanor Roosevelt I have been afraid. Afraid of what you are wondering, especially if you are here reading this blog post on our Walk Your A.S. Off website and you don’t have a form of spondylitis. So let me try to explain. I used to love to push myself physically, in fact, I did some crazy things trying to prove to myself that I could physically do the… Read More »Overcoming Fears & Finding Inspiration
Dubai – Janruary, 25, 2013 “Nearly 19,000 people will run their hearts out in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa on Friday morning – many of them pounding the pavements for a cause. One group who will be running the 10k is competing against all the odds – because they suffer from a potentially crippling spine disease which leaves them barely able to walk. They all suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis, an arthritic disease of the spine and are running to raise awareness of the disease which can be eased if detected early. Their doctor, Humeira Badasha, who has a practice… Read More »ASers Running Dubai Marathon for AS Awareness
People call me a dreamer. In fact, my mother recently told me that I see the glass 3/4 full. That made me laugh because it is spot on. I don’t know what strange mix of the organic soup of life & genes & nurture made me this way. I know it mystifies some and annoys others but I can’t change it so might as well work with what I’ve got. So I dream and when one stirs me, I work to make that dream a reality. I dreamed of a walk event just for people with a form of… Read More »Imagine
We’d like to welcome Team Rockin’ Weebles! They are going to kick some major A.S.! Here is their logo we designed since they were team No. 3 to register and recruit 10 walkers! More info on how to get a team logo HERE. I adore their team name & the Rockin’ Weeble Penguins – with their little happy “Walk Your A.S. Off” feet™! They have a gear page on Zazzle as will all teams who register for the walk. If you aren’t one of the first 10 teams, don’t worry, we make you a nice Walk Your A.S. Off logo… Read More »Welcome Team Rockin' Weebles!
We’re in high gear here getting ready for the 2013 Walk Your A.S. Off™ starting on March 1st! To get you all thinking of your teams, pulling people together, and getting excited we are going to provide the first 10 teams to sign up with 10 people a custom team logo! To be officially signed up please do the following: The team captain needs to sign up for our walk updates HERE The team captain needs to send an email to WalkYourASoff [at] gmail [dot] com stating their team name and the first names of at least 10 team… Read More »Get Ready For The 2013 Walk Your A.S. Off
Hi Walkers! We’re off to a great start with our walk club! We have a number of people who have expressed interest in guest posts and feature blogging. We have over forty members registered so far and hopefully we’ll have more join in as we get things going. We are also working on a redesign of our site that will make it easier to find just the information you’re looking for and read up on many related topics like gear reviews, healthy eating, motivation madness (I know I need that for sure), and a number of other things in the… Read More »Walk Club – Check In For Sept 9 – Sept 15
We are so excited to start our first 10 week Walk Club session! Welcome walkers! We welcome anyone to join our Walk Your A.S. Off walk club or yearly event. Our purpose is to keep walking and moving our joints – it’s good for everyone but especially good for people with a form of spondylitis. If you’d like to join us please sign up via this link – Walk Club Sign Up Walkers please say “hello” via the comments section. We love fitbit! It is more than just a pedometer.
We need to keep moving and moving in the right direction! Since so many people asked us to keep going, we are setting up a Walk Club. Starting September 1st we’ll those who are interested can join our Club and continue to Walk Your A.S. Off! We’ll track our steps individually and comment here how we did. We love fitbit! It is much more than just a pedometer.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead. Year one of Walk Your A.S. Off was a huge success! Over 25 teams participated in the 10 week long virtual walk event and the goal of circling the globe in steps made in the name of Ankylosing Spondylitis was accomplished! The participants logged their steps daily either via a provided excel spreadsheet or printable old school log sheet. Every week their steps were reported to the team captains and recorded with Walk Your… Read More »2012 Walk Your A.S. Off Was A Huge Success