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2010 NAF Virtual Walk n' Roll for Ataxia

Welcome to NAF's Virtual

Walk n' Roll for Ataxia!

If you would like to make a donation to sponsor an individual or team please use the                          (find a Team/Participant) link to the right.

Dust off your walking shoes, bikes, trikes.....and join us as we  extend an invitation to one and all in our

1st Annual Virtual Walk and Roll for Ataxia!

In celebration of

International Ataxia Awareness Day


Hello, my name is Lynda Howell, I’m a member of NAF and your Virtual Walk n’ Roll Tour Guide.  Please join us in some fun and camaraderie as we raise awareness and funds together in support of Ataxia Research and important programs. Our goals are high, and we need your participation!  Just click on the link below to join us on our “Virtual Walk n’ Roll” as we cross the Continent.  We will be touring our Research Centers across the land, and would like to stop in and visit you too!

Our Honorary Leader, Earl McLaughlin and his faithful companion Pip will be meeting us in San Diego, California as we start our trek.  We will be “Virtually” flying you all into San Diego, the more the merrier, and best of all, your trip will all be FREE!  That’s right, no costly air fair, no standing in lines at the airport, no lengthy check-in process.  Just click on the Register link under Help Our Cause, and you’re in, simple as that!

Now, here’s what we want you to do…  Set your personal goals, get your own local support group of family, friends, neighbors, and keep track of your miles.  We would like you to aim for a real live donation, such as $1.00 per mile or a set donation.  You can either contribute this yourself, or secure sponsors that will contribute with you.  Then, log on to your very own, free, NAF provided personal web site and up-date your miles and donations regularly so we can chart our progress.  Your miles and mine will all be added together as we “Virtually” leave San Diego’s airport and head off across the country to visit our Researchers and Members everywhere! 

If you would like our fellow band of fund raisers to “Virtually” visit you in your city, just drop me an e-mail at Lynda Howell and we can add you to our itinerary.  Keep in mind, you can then “Virtually” put us up for the night at your Palace, Chalet, Tree House, etc.  If there is a point of interest in your area, please let me know that too, as we would love to have you “Virtually” tour us around for the day. 

Spread the word, our journey starts NOW. You can meet up with us at any point along the way unitil Sptember 25th.  All Walk n’ Roll miles and contributions will be counted up and announced on September 25th, International Ataxia Awareness Day.  How far can we travel?  How much can we raise for NAF?  Our goal is $75,000 U.S. dollars which equates to 75,000 miles, and we need your support, so LET'S GET WALKING N’ ROLLING!  

Virtual Walk and Roll Itinerary

*Paula Ladd, PhD, University of CA - San Diego, San Diego, CA

*Lynda Howell, Member of the National Ataxia Foundation, Fontana, CA

*Susan Perlman, M.D., Ataxia Center and HD Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, CA,
* Gino Cortopassi, PhD, University of CA - Davis, Davis CA

* Christopher Gomez, MD, PhD, & Xiaofei Du, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

*  Vikram, Shakkottai, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

*  Mark Payne, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 

* Leeanne McGurk, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

*Cheryl Sad, Member of the National Ataxia Foundation,, Fort Drum, NY

* Arnulf Koeppen, MD, VA Medical Center, Albany, NY

*  Michael Stankewich, PhD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

* Johns Hopkins University Ataxia Center, Baltimore, MD

*Northeast FL Ataxia Support Group, Jacksonville, FL

* S.H. Subramony, MD, University of Florida - Gainesville, Gainesville, FL

* Theresa Zesiewicz, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

* Keyi Zhu, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

*Ann Kelly, Member of the National Ataxia Foundation, Mission TX


If you would like your name and city added to our Itinerary, just drop me an e-mail.

The National Ataxia Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax ID #41-0832903

  • Goal$20,000.00
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