Walk looks to help raise money, help fund MDA research

MERCEDES — Each day, everyday freedoms like walking, hugging, playing and even breathing are taken away from kids and adults in the community with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.

The money raised by the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s efforts goes to combat these diseases and help families suffering through these battles.

The community is encouraged to donate and participate in this effort through the MDA Muscle Walk of the Rio GrandeValley on Saturday at the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets from 8 a.m. to noon.

Money raised goes to fund research, to care for kids and adults from day one and to empower families in hometowns across America with services and support.

To register for the walk and donate to the cause go to www.mdamusclewalk.org. There, participants also can register to walk with Team Captain Jack or another team of their choosing.

To donate directly to the cure for SMA go to www.curesma.org

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