â€œThis is a great opportunity for the community to get involved with MDA and its clients,â€ says Mocella Johnson, former Northern New Jersey Chapter President and Stride & Ride team captain. â€œItâ€™s a way for the community to see exactly how their generosity can benefit people with Muscular Dystrophy.â€ The Stride & Ride event will be a fun and festive gathering of those MDA serves along with other MDA supporters joining together to fight neuromuscular diseases. Participants will walk or ride along a 1-mile loop inside the mall beginning 8:30 a.m. Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 a.m.
MDA is currently seeking Stride & Ride team captains. Team captains are asked to recruit 9 other team members â€“ consisting of friends, family, or co-workers â€“ to walk (or ride) and raise funds for MDA. Each participant is responsible for raising at least $65, which will fund one minute of scientific research to find a cure for neuromuscular diseases. Walkers and riders reaching certain donation levels are also eligible to receive great prizes. If youâ€™d like to become a team captain for Stride & Ride or to get more information, please call (201) 843-4452.
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The Associationâ€™s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. MDA of Northern New Jersey maintains two clinics serving children and adults with neuromuscular disease; one at UMDNJ in Newark, and one at Englewood Hospital in Englewood.
For more information, please contact the MDA of Northern New Jersey at 201-843-4452 or [email protected]