Time for “Ride Ataxia-Dallas”, scheduled for November 5th, 2022 the annual Fund Raising Ride dedicated to raise funds for research and development of drugs to treat Fiedreich’s Ataxia(FA), a rare neuromuscular disease that effects some 15,000 people worldwide.
This will be the sixth year that Kate Walker, daughter of Jason and Rachel Walker, granddaughter of Dr. Jimmy & Helene Walker and Bo & Chris Walker and she will participate in the ride. Kate is no longer able to ride her recumbent trike, but she still goes to give moral support and see her many friends that also have FA.
The ride usually attracts some 600 participants of which about 75 to 100 of them are FA patients that are able to ride. There are three routes to choose from- 6, 17, and 42 mile options. There is also a 1.5 mile walk and even a virtual participation option. Come join us and enjoy a fun time while helping us raise funds.
The goal for this year is $ 175,000, the same as it was last year and we managed to raise $ 190,000 of which Kate’s Krewe (team name) raised over $20,000 of that total. Kate is hoping to meet or exceed that amount this year and we can do it with your help. To contribute go to her website makeithappencurefa.com and click on Donate to Kate’s Krewe. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. There are also tee shirts available for a limited time and they can be ordered off of the same website.
The whole Walker family wants to thank everyone for their continued support and ask that you please keep Kate in your prayers.
Pictured above: Kyle Bryant FA Ambassador, Jason Walker & Kate Walker