As Dystonia Awareness Month approaches, I’m thrilled to fill in first place on my Dystonia Awareness Dance Card with the 3rd Annual Bronx Zoo Walk on September 10. This FUNdraising event has become my pride and joy, a day to celebrate awareness and make our way one step closer to realizing our dream of curing dystonia. We should all remember:
When a star is born, They possess a gift or two
One of them is this, They have the power to make a wish come true
When you wish upon a star, Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you
If your heart is in your dream, No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star, As dreamers do
The Bronx Zoo Walk is a day for Dystonia dreamers to come together at the spectacular Bronx Zoo to gaze upon the amazing wildlife roaming the lush greenery and dream about days to come when we are free as an uncaged beast from Dystonia.
What: Bronx Zoo Walk benefiting the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.
When: Sunday, September 10, 2017. Registration opens at 8:30am. Event officially begins at 9:30am.
Where: Bronx Zoo, Great Hall, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York. Use the Southern Boulevard Gate to enter the Bronx Zoo.
Why: Because we can make our dreams come true… Raise awareness of dystonia and funds for better treatments and a cure. Another reason: Our Zoo Walk Challenge is back. Every new and incremental donation over last year is being matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor!
How: Register, start a team, create your own fundraising page. Teams with at least 10 members by August 28 will receive team t-shirts. Register online or make a donation using the following link: www.dystoniafoundation.redpodium.com/bronx-zoo-walk
DYSTONIA MOVES ME CAMPAIGN
You can also dance your way into dystonia awareness by participating in the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation’s Dystonia Moves Me campaign, which runs throughout the month of September. Obtain materials using the following link: www.dystonia-foundation.org//shop/product_detail/14088