On Saturday, March 29, staff members of Legacy Business Cultures and their families participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) annual Muscle Walk at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The MDA Muscle Walk is a series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, and it is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The walk provides a space to honor those with the more than 40 muscle diseases covered by MDA. It is also a fun-lighthearted way to join together with other advocates who are helping to raise awareness and funds to continue MDA’s research and support programs.
Overall donations for the walk far exceeded the $90,000 goal set by the organization and topped out at more than $120,000 all going back to support those in Northeast Ohio with Muscular Dystrophy. Legacy’s goal was to raise $1,000 and they came close raising almost $800 with donations from friends, families and colleagues received both online and in person.
At the event, team members and their families were led in the walk by the Fairview High School marching band and treated to food and entertainment from with an international flair plus were able to get their face painted and play games.
“The walk was a great opportunity for the staff to get together and get behind a good cause. It strengthened our bond as a team while allowing us to give back to our local community. These are all outcomes that we strive to help our clients attain when helping them to create high performing cultures built on respect,” said Melanie Sklarz, Director of Marketing and Communications.
MDA is the nation’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to funding neuromuscular disease research, health care services and education. MDA supports cutting-edge neuromuscular disease research; ensures that all Americans affected by these diseases receive treatment and critical care; and serves as a voice for families with neuromuscular disease. mda.org