Originally published on October 25, 2012.
The 10th Annual Alabama Chapter Walk-n-Roll to Cure SMA, held October 6, 2012 at Snow Hinton Park in Tuscaloosa, AL was a tremendous success!
The Alabama Chapter of Cure SMA held their 10th Annual Walk-n-Roll to cure SMA on Saturday, October 6, 2012. With an amazing turnout of over 250 people traveling in from all over the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, the event raised a record $37,350 – almost $10,000 more than in 2011! About $9,200 of that total came from the Silent Auction held at the event on Saturday morning. Kenneth Hobby, President of Cure SMA, joined the Alabama 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 and 2013.
Jennifer Patrick, Alabama Chapter Vice President and mother of Logan Patrick, SMA type I, said, “We will always remember and honor those who have gone before us and keep hoping a cure will be found soon. We want to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and participants that made this a very special day! It wouldn’t have been possible without everyone. Also, special thanks to Kenneth Hobby, the Cure SMA National President, for attending our walk! We appreciate all the support from Nationals. Together we will find a cure!”
Cure SMA would like to especially thank the Alabama Chapter leadership; Rhyann Granger, Jennifer Patrick and Carla Burkes, for their dedication and hard work serving Cure SMA year-round, and for making their Chapter Walk-n-Roll a huge success year after year! Additionally, we would like to thank and recognize the Peterman and Willingham families for founding the Alabama Walk-n-Roll and for continuously supporting the event each year.