Community Walk-A-Thon

By: Christina Vitale
By: Christina Vitale

People laced up and tested out how long their shoes could last, walking 26 miles from Tallahassee to Crawfordville to benefit a good cause.

Bob Teel, one of the participants, said, "It's just terrible to see what these people go through. By walking this walk, we can feel what these families have to go through, what these children do to cope in the real world."

The people who came out to participate are making strides for those struggling with Muscular Dystrophy.

Pat Jinks, a walker, said, "We are raising funds for children who don't have the ability to do the things that we do, like walk down the road. We want them to have a better life and the key to that is research, and it takes money for research."

Some of the money will go towards research, but there are also other plans for the donations.

Jimmy Thorn, a participant in the walk-a-thon, said, "MDA supports the youth camps, and if you see in the video, the kids have a great time at the camps and it's something we want to get behind to give every child a chance to go to camp."

That chance to go to camp is what many children look forward to every year. Some of the kids suffering from Muscular Dystrophy would not be able to go to camp if it wasn't for the donations from events like the walk-a-thon. The goal is to raise 30,000 dollars in support of MDA.

Don't forget to join us right here on WCTV for the Annual MDA Telethon on September 3rd and 4th.


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