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Year Two – 2013

Let's WALK the WALK

Let’s not just talk the talk about needing there to be more awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis. In order to take great strides to make a difference we need people to walk the walk! This walk is not about individual contributions (personal goals are awesome) but we make an impact together. We have a HUGE goal this year so here are a few Facebook Covers to get a few more people on board! Facebook Timeline in Red (click on image to get full size then right click on it to save it to your computer & upload)     Facebook Timeline… Read More »Let's WALK the WALK

Mission AWARENESS: Walk Ambassadors!

One of the three main goals of our walk is to broaden general awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis & the related family of diseases. And, as you all know, sometimes this feels like a Mission Impossible. We’re going to turn that thinking on its head and make it Mission AWARENESS! With your help we will be posting “Take Action” & “Mission Awareness” posts & images and concrete actions that you can take to help us with our collective goal. With this in mind we are looking for people who want to take a special part in helping us raise the roof!… Read More »Mission AWARENESS: Walk Ambassadors!

Tony Southcotte Reviews Fitbit & Announces Crossover Team Fitbit

  Fitbit Gear Review by Tony Southcotte I’m a very lazy man, especially when I can get technology to do the work for me. This is where the Fitbit comes in. A Fitbit is a small device that connects to your belt, bra strap or really anything it can clip too. The device itself is a pedometer, but it has many more features than that. On the Fitbit itself, you get an easy to read display and a button. The first screen is your  steps, then other statistics, such as stairs climbed or overall activity level. The Fitbit has an… Read More »Tony Southcotte Reviews Fitbit & Announces Crossover Team Fitbit

Create, Inspire, Share & Raise Awareness!

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!

Overcoming Fears & Finding Inspiration

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


  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

Get Ready For The 2013 Walk Your A.S. Off

  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

2012 Walk Your A.S. Off Was A Huge Success

“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