Tagged: JDRF

Get Movin’ and Walk

If you’re like me, this is about the time of the season that you’re itching to get out of the house, spend more time with friends, and maybe get in a little exercise while you’re at it.  The great thing about living in the Creative Corridor, is that you have access to a few malls that are nice enough to let local charitable organizations use them for some of their annual fundraisers.

Since there are so many worthwhile organizations that have mall walk fundraisers coming up in the next few months, I thought I would break down the upcoming walks for those who are in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area.

MDA Walk

Muscular Dystrophy Association | MDA Muscle Walk | February 9th @ Coral Ridge Mall | 8 AM – 10 AM

JDRF Walk to Cure

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation | Walk to Cure | February 23rd @ Westdale Mall | 8 AM / 10 AM Walk

CMC Mall Walk

Catherine McAuley Center | Movin’ For McAuley | March 9th @ Westdale Mall | 9 AM / 10 AM Walk

marchofdimes

March of Dimes | March for Babies | April 28th @ Rockwell Collins | 8 AM / 9 AM Walk

Walk MS Logo

National Multiple Sclerosis Society | Walk MS | May 18th @ Kirkwood Community College | TBA

These are just the ones on my radar for the Spring.  Please let me know if I missed your favorite!  I hope you have a chance to attend one (or more!).  These are all great causes and hold a special place in my heart, so I know I’ll be at most, if not all, of these walks.  Interested in getting a team together, but not sure how to get the word out?  Have a team, but want help spreading the word?  Leave a comment on the blog or my Facebook page and I’ll do what I can to help!

See you at the mall!

Creating Awareness!

In addition to our first event, the March of Dimes, Chelsea (my co-founder) and I have chosen the National Awareness Months and foundations that we are going to support for the remainder of the year.  

Here is a list of our awareness months for the year:

April: Autism Awareness Month, STD Awareness Month
May: Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month
June: Gay/Lesbian Pride Month
July: Multiple Sclerosis Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
November: Alzheimer Awareness Month
December: Born This Way Foundation

Stay tuned for how you can support these amazing causes!