Last week, we mentioned we were making it out to Apex, North Carolina to join the Muscular Dystrophy Association in their annual Muscle Walk at Crowder Park. One word can describe what went on this year at the Muscle Walk. That word is “growth.” Growth in the amount of teams who participated, growth in the number of people who came out to walk and, most importantly, more funds raised in an effort to find a cure.
Last year, the day of announcement of money raised was just south of $50,000. This year, the announced fund raising soared well over $60,000. Once again, the team who raised the most funds was Kevin’s Cruisers who locked in more than $20,000 in donations. While the day was cloudy and a little chilly, it didn’t damper the spirits on the walk. Newcomer this year, Meredith’s Marchers, brought everything they had in spirit which led them being named the Most Spirited Team of the day. Great job guys! Below are some pictures from our time at the event. The whole day of pictures can be viewed on our Facebook Page. Enjoy!
Hardison & Cochran team member Bill Campbell makes friends with Mr. Snoopy. Snoopy’s Hot Dogs of Raleigh provided lunch for everyone at the event.
Members of the North Carolina State Dance Team were on hand to cheer on the walkers.
Meredith’s Marchers arrive at the end of the walk. Cheering, shouting and getting everyone pumped the whole way.
MDA employees and volunteers do the math on the funds coming in.
Everyone got to see a little clogging before the 2011 Muscle Walk.
Walkers begin the 2011 MDA Muscle Walk.
There were many dogs at the event, but Peanut was the coolest.
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