Originally published on September 24, 2012.
The 10th Annual Northern California Walk-n-Roll, held August 25, 2015 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA was a tremendous success!
To celebrate the milestone event, participants and their supporters joined together to make this year’s Northern California Walk-n-Roll the most successful in the event’s ten-year history. Over 100 walkers and rollers gathered in Golden Gate Park and walked from Peacock Meadow down to John F. Kennedy Drive to a gorgeous waterfall before returning to the main site. After the walk, families and friends enjoyed each other’s company along with entertainment, a raffle, snacks and lunch.
Kenneth Hobby, President of Cure SMA, joined the Northern California Chapter for the event and updated the crowd on the direct impact of their fundraising dollars into the research, support and care initiatives that Cure SMA will fund in 2012.
To energize participants for the 10th Anniversary event, the Charles Rosenbaum Foundation created the $50,000 Challenge. Thanks to the generosity and support of friends, families and the local community, the event raised over $61,000 this year and the Northern California Walk-n-Roll received the foundation’s $50,000 match! Funds from the match will be used to purchase equipment for the patient services equipment pool. An official announcement of specific equipment will be made in an upcoming Latest News post.
Over the past ten years, the Northern California Chapter has raised funds that have advanced research efforts and provided support programs for all those affected by spinal muscular atrophy. The SMA Community wishes to honor the efforts of all those involved with the planning of the Northern California Walk-n-Roll and their dedication to find a treatment and cure for the number one genetic killer of infants. Thank you to Pat and Dick Wolff, Linda and Marge Shively, the Sereni Family, and the Ragland Family who have dedicated so much time and energy to Cure SMA. Cure SMA is grateful for the unwavering support and commitment from the Chapter, families and supporters from their local communities.