Mission Awareness

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 [email protected] 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

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!      

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Where We Go From Here

It was a dark and stormy night…. That’s how a good story starts right? No? Awe nuts. I’ve been thinking things over for a few days, well actually a week or so… Here we are at week 10. THIS is it. Reaching the moon… I wanted to make this a special post, to really put an EXCLAMATION on this journey we have been on together. As we approach the moon, there are a few things we need to clear up about it. First, it is not made of cheese.   Trust me on this one. I would have been the… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Where We Go From Here

Musical Motivation Monday – Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart We are poised to leave our footprints on the moon. We will reach our destination but will we have accomplished all that we set out to do? We wanted to take steps to reach the moon but to also get people moving and raise awareness for AS. I think we have accomplished that. I know I talked to people I probably wouldn’t have about it by simply looking for a good quality pedometer. Also, I know there are some people who noticed my barrage of status updates recruiting Rockin’ Weebles who stopped me on… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Tell Everyone!

Tiara’s Tuesday Talk – by Sara Sheibley   in·vis·i·ble  /inˈvizəbəl/ Adjective: Unable to be seen; not visible to the eye. (Pretty easy to understand right?)   Here is a picture of me being invisible. Pretty huh? In all seriousness, we hear over and over again about invisible illness. We have them. We deal with the fall out of these invisible illnesses. There are articles out there everywhere discussing not only the illnesses themselves but the ramifications of having them. Ricky White did an excellent one on his blog http://endlesstrax.com/2013/03/22/invisible-illness/.  From our families to our friends to co-workers, strangers in the grocery store,… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Tell Everyone!

Let's Finish STRONG – Only TEN Days to go!

Can you believe it? We’ve been walking together for 55 days! I know we can start to get weary at this point – but I also know that since we are ASers (both literally & in spirit) and because of our life experience of living with challenges day in and day out – that we can make it to the end! We will start posting our Super Steppers! Super steppers are folks who have showed heart, gut, and perseverance during this event. Get those steps in, recruit a friend or two in these last 10 days, spread some AS Awareness and be a… Read More »Let's Finish STRONG – Only TEN Days to go!

Musical Motivation Monday – We Better Keep On Walking!

Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart The moon is in sight! Don’t stop now! The urge is to slow down, back off and be carried on to the moon by the wave of other walkers. Don’t give in! The journey may have been long and arduous but keep on walking. We can do it! We can reach the moon. We have made it this far, step by step. Helping each other along the way, whether it be by cheering for the 42 step teams or individuals, pushing to add more steps to your totals, or stepping for those who… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – We Better Keep On Walking!