Friday, January 29, 2010

Welcome!! MDA Stride & Ride Event

First of all, welcome!! Thank you for joining me on my new blog. I'm new to blogging, so please bear with me in these first couple of months while I learn my way around.

It has taken me some time to decide what my first post should be about, so I've decided to pick something that I feel is important, and I'm sure you all will agree. My husband has invited me to join him and his company in a special event this weekend for the Muscular Distrophy Association's Stride & Ride. The event is taking place on February 6th at 10am. If you would like some more information about the event itself, please feel free to comment.

For those of you who are not aware of the Muscular Distrophy Association (MDA) here is a little background information. This fantastic non-profit health organization is committed to helping families and people with 43 different Neuro-muscular diseases right here in Portland. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. MDA scientists are in the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), childhood spinal muscular atrophy, and several other neuromuscular conditions.

If you are interested in donating to this wonderful organization, please visit this website: