Walk Your AS Off

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Walk Your AS Off 2019

This year's Walk Your AS Off (WYASO) event is almost upon us! A few small things have changed this year that we want to let you know about, but first an announcement… drum roll, please…

World AS Day 2018 — Selfie Contest

Would you like to win a Fitbit, a signed bestselling book, or a Walk Your AS Off cap?  Then you’re in luck, because that is what we are giving away to three lucky winners! How to enter: Post a minimum of 10 selfies to an individual Instagram account tagged with the hashtag #ASwalkSelfie and #worldASday. The selfies need to be posted on May 5th to be eligible. This contest is open to anybody, worldwide, regardless of whether they are a registered for Walk You AS Off or not. Please note: we can only search public Instagram accounts and share public… Read More »World AS Day 2018 — Selfie Contest

A Dedication to Melinda Frisch — Team: The ClASsy Walkers

Kicking Cancer’s Ass/The ClASsy Walkers Joel: We would like to welcome all our dear friends and family and to thank the community for honoring the life of Melinda Siegel Frisch. My sister, Hannah, and I would like to tell you a little bit about our mom, and why we loved her so much, while sharing some of our fondest memories of her. Hannah: Mom was the true definition of a warrior. Back in the days of no internet and no cell phones, she moved to Spain for a year to study Spanish. Through her studies, she met three of her… Read More »A Dedication to Melinda Frisch — Team: The ClASsy Walkers

A Dedication to Diane Cappelli — Team: Kick AS Striders

Diane Cappelli was born in August of 1960 in NJ. It wasn’t until she was about 16 years old that she started to experience lower back pain. At that time, doctors were unsure why she was experiencing this pain but decided since they didn’t know why they would prescribed pain medications for her to deal with the pain. Her diagnosis stayed status quo until about 15 years ago when one doctor who was familiar with AS, investigated her back pain. The results showed that while she was negative for HLA-B27, her SI joint started bi-lateral fusion. He recommended her to… Read More »A Dedication to Diane Cappelli — Team: Kick AS Striders

And the results are in! — This years stats

Congratulations steppers for crossing the finish line. You should all be very proud of yourselves. This is a run-down of the stats from this year’s walk. Now although Walk Your AS Off is an awareness event, and it’s not a race, we do like to keep track of how our teams are doing. Nothing wrong with a little friendly inter-team completion, right? I do hope you got from the walk what you wanted. We welcome all feedback, whether positive or negative, as we are always looking at ways to make the walk bigger and better for the Ankylosing Spondylitis community.… Read More »And the results are in! — This years stats

Calling All Team Captains

Hi! My name is Bree Trejo, and I’m Team Captain of Perseverance Warriors. I’m also serving as the Lead Team Captain for Walk Your AS Off 2016. If you’re thinking of captaining a Walk Your AS Off team this year, or you’re looking for ways to bring your team together to Walk AS One, I’ve got some ideas for you! Being a team captain has its challenges, but what you get in return makes it worth it. One of the biggest challenges I had was getting my team members to send me their steps. I think every team captain struggles… Read More »Calling All Team Captains

And the 2015 Walk AS One World Cup Goes To…

What a year we’ve had!   Congratulations to our first ever winners of the Walk AS One World Cup! Going forward we will hone in on our categories for these recognition awards as we get better at bringing in data from our teams. For this year we have awarded two cups based on the following two categories: 1. Total Number of Steps – reported by one team during the Walk Your A.S. Off walking season of April and May of 2015. – This year that award goes to the Orange Apples based in the United Kingdom and captained by Gillian… Read More »And the 2015 Walk AS One World Cup Goes To…

WYASO Round-Up Finale 2015

Welcome to the final round-up of the WYASO main event. We do hope you had a wonderful time participating in this years walk, and we hope you achieved your own personal goals too. We’d like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to raising awareness for AS. Without the support of each and everyone of you there would be no WYASO. You make this the success it is, and we are truly grateful. Walk AS One at the Rose Parade, Oregon. Bree Trejo and members of her WYASO team Perseverance Warriors, walked under our new global charity name, Walk… Read More »WYASO Round-Up Finale 2015

We Count Things That Are Important

Did you count your steps today? Are you more mindful of your steps now that you have been counting them? This is weird, but I count people in a room. It’s a habit I was taught. I started working with kids when I was fourteen. As a camp counselor, youth groups counselor, teacher and as a director of informal education and camps, when you’re loading the bus coming back from a beach trip, you better know that you have everyone. When you’re working with teens on a camping trip, you better not be missing two at any time. I’m also pretty… Read More »We Count Things That Are Important