Kate’s Krewe is once again gearing up for Ride Ataxia in Dallas on March 28th. This marks the fourth year that Kate’s Krewe has come together to raise money for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) on behalf of sixteen-year-old Kate Walker. With the help of numerous friends and neighbors Kate’s Krewe managed to raise over $40,000 in 2019 with bake sales, pulled pork dinner sales, t-shirt sales and other projects. In preparation for this year’s ride they are hoping to meet or exceed that amount in 2020.
Kate was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) a rare genetic, degenerative, life-shortening neuromuscular disorder in 2016. Friedrich’s Ataxia affects about 15,000 people worldwide and there is currently no cure or treatment. Kate has not let having FA define her. She has become an inspirational advocate by promoting the power of positivity and gratitude in the face of adversity as well as delivering her message of faith and determination to everyone she can.
For the last three years Kate has ridden her recumbent trike in Ride Ataxia in Dallas which is the major fundraising event for FARA in this part of the country. FARA is a national non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to funding research to cure FA. Since 2011 Charity Navigator has ranked FARA a Four-Star Charity, its highest ranking.
The Walker family ask that you consider supporting Kate’s Krewe by donating in one of several ways:
• A personal check made payable to FARA and picked up personally when you call Bo Walker (318) 663-4047 or Chris Walker (318) 663-1611 or mailed to PO Box 323, Winnfield, LA 71483
• Donate online at: https://secure2.convio.net/fara/site/TR/Events/General?team_id=4367&pg=team&fr_id=1621
• Purchase a Kate’s Krewe t-shirt at (shown above): https://kateskrewe2020.itemorder.com/sale
If you are unable to donate currently, please include Kate in your prayers.