Team Spotlight

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 Walk Your AS Off site with an integrated step count system with FitBit, so we’re going to be starting on that shortly. Our site will be much easier to manage for Walk Your AS Off 2017, so get ready for our best year yet! It’s… Read More »Walk Your AS Off World Arthritis Day 2016 – RECAP

Team Spotlight 2016: Torus Ankylosaurus

Our team, Torus Ankylosaurus, celebrated crossing the finish line on May 31st, 2016! This is our second annual WYASO celebration and it won’t be our last. We stuck with a blue and orange theme again for our celebration. (It’s hard to change it up, lol!) We had blue cheese burgers and blue claw crab, candied carrots, orange mango salsa with blue chips and, of course, orange and blue mixed drinks! We had a great time playing board games and dancing! We ended the day with cake, a movie, and some gifts that I was not expecting! I have always been a science… Read More »Team Spotlight 2016: Torus Ankylosaurus

The LOVE Run in Taipei – The Walking Spondies

On May 15, 2015, two members from The Walking Spondies participated in the LOVE Run in Taipei, Taiwan to help raise awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis and associated diseases. Together, they logged over 30,000 steps during their race for our team. David Mitchell from Scotland and Saou-Wen Su from Taiwan, along with over 3,000 other marathoners, began their race at 7am on Saturday morning. David completed the half-marathon 21km course in under two hours. He placed 37th out of 3020 participants. Woo-hoo, David! What an incredible accomplishment. During that time, he logged 22,052 steps for our team. Saou-Wen ran the 7km course and donated 7,797 steps. Way… Read More »The LOVE Run in Taipei – The Walking Spondies

Team Spotlight: A.S. – Standing Tall Together

Team Spotlight – A.S. Standing Tall Together by Joyce Lameire  Meet Michelle Fitch. Michelle decided to do a walk team with her  co captain Colleen Vasquez for their support group they run on Facebook to help raise awareness for AS. “This is our second year participating in the walk. This year we have over 60 walkers and our amazing Wee Walkers, which includes my grandson Dominik who is 2 and Colleen’s daycare kids, 8 years and younger.” “We hope to involve more family and friends and others who don’t have AS to help us spread awareness this year.” She had 4… Read More »Team Spotlight: A.S. – Standing Tall Together

Team Spotlight – BeLEIGHve

Team Spotlights – by Joyce Lameire Team Spotlight   BELEIGHVE   Meet Leigh Costello! Leigh started her walk team because “I want to help raise awareness for AS that goes beyond my family and friends.” Leigh’s story is one heard from many with AS  “I was diagnosed in 1978 and being a girl, I got a pat on the back and a best of luck from the doctor who diagnosed me. I have done searches on the internet through the years and since no one mentioned AS again I figured the information on AS didn’t apply to my case. Doctors would… Read More »Team Spotlight – BeLEIGHve

Team Spotlight – A Bunch of A.S. Kickers

Team Spotlights – by Joyce Lameire A Bunch of AS Kickers was formed by Joyce Lameire out of New Mexico. She decided to get some of her co-workers to help her get some steps in order to make it to the moon! Joyce says “Most of the people who know me didn’t even know I had a disease until I started getting sick, and then it was difficult to explain to them what exactly AS is.” Joyce started with 7 people last year and is over the moon about the fact she has more than triple that this year “I… Read More »Team Spotlight – A Bunch of A.S. Kickers