Saturday, November 11, 2017; 1-5 pmRegistration/entertainment begins: 1 pm; Walk step off: 2 pm
Entertainment will be ongoing until 5 pmWALK AMBASSADOR
Actress Haley Ramm
Heidi Darrah, email@example.comLOCATIONCulver City Park
, 9910 Jefferson Blvd (at Duquesne), Culver City, CA 90232REGISTRATION
Register Online: $25 | Register In-person on 11/11/17: $35Cool stuff happening at the event
This is just a start! We will continue to provide updates here and on our LA Walk FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoimmuneWalk/.
- A variable distance walk loop around Culver City Park*
- Red carpet entrance
- Energetic and fun live bands
- Speakers & Personal Stories
- Opportunities to connect with patients and families
- Resources for patients and families
- Silent Auction
- Family and Kids' Activities
*Our "loop" around Culver City Park is approximately 1/6 of a mile. We will all walk the first lap to show support for our autoimmune patients. In order to be inclusive of all of our participants, you may choose to walk one loop, walk 6 to make a mile, or walk as many as you can for the duration of the event!
How did all of this get started in LA?
In August of 2015, actress Haley Ramm and her mom Barbara, who is an autoimmune patient and now strong advocate, approached AARDA to see what they could do to help. When the AARDA staff asked if they would be willing to start a walk in LA they said "yes!" without hesitation. The Ramm family has cared for and helped so many people including other young actors that it took little time to assemble a crew willing to accept the challenge of creating this inaugural event in just 2 months. It was a huge success, raising over $100K!
Now Barbara and Haley continue their advocacy year-round and recently spoke at AARDA's National Summit in Washington D.C. on "How Autoimmune Disease Affects Families". Click here to view this moving testimony:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWpm9lF7htc&t=212s
How can I help?1. Sign up to participate
- This is the first step in getting involved. For $25 you will get a very cool t-shirt and will show your immediate support for AARDA.2. Ask your friends/coworkers to join
- The site allows you to form a team and combine your fundraising goals. Top individual fundraisers and top teams will be recognized for their efforts.3. Volunteer -
At the local level, we are all volunteers planning and executing this event. We need help in several areas planning this event and volunteers to welcome our participants on the day of the event as well. Email Walk Coordinator Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.4. Sponsor -
As we know, sponsoring an event such as this can be beneficial to both the cause and your business. Reach out to Walk Coordinator Heidi at email@example.com to discuss ways your business can get involved.
Linking Together for a Cure
We walk to raise awareness, and to honor and support family members, friends and colleagues who are battling one or more of the more than 100 autoimmune disorders. We walk to give hope to the 50 million affected nationwide.
Funds raised through the Autoimmune Walk will be used by AARDA to support critical research aimed at solving the underlying immune issues that link ALL autoimmune disorders. Our mission is to eradicate these serious and life-threatening diseases while providing help and hope through patient education and support services.
to learn more.QUESTIONS:
Email the National Special Event & National Walk Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (855) 239-2557.
If you would like to volunteer or provide services/sponsorship for this event, contact local Los Angeles Walk Coordinator Heidi Darrah at email@example.com.