MDA Hop-A-Thon at Discovery Isle in Carlsbad

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6130 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA
For more information:
Contact: Lindsay Southall

Welcome to the MDA Hop-A-Thon at Discovery Isle in Carlsbad

Whether you've helped MDA before or this is your first time, you can Make a Muscle and Make a Difference® for MDA!

Dear Parents:                                                    

In a few weeks the children in your child’s class will be participating in a fun program called the MDA Hop-a-Thon! The program teaches children about physical disabilities and the importance of accepting all children. It incorporates 5 days worth of lesson plans and resources that have been provided to your schools at no cost, and reinforces three key principles: disability awareness, acceptance, and assistance. The program culminates with a brief, high energy hopping fundraiser that supports muscle disease research and services. The Hop-a-Thon will provide your child with an opportunity to use his or her strong muscles for those who can’t.  At the end of the program, your child will come home with a Flip Flop Activity Book, a certificate of achievement, and a participation sticker. In addition, the school and the children will have an opportunity to earn some great prizes for their fundraising efforts!


Why is a Hop-a-Thon necessary?

Of the 43 muscle-wasting diseases that MDA covers, more than half affect children. Some are present at birth, such as spinal muscular atrophy type I, the number one genetic killer of newborns. Others manifest more slowly, appearing in toddlerhood, adolescence or even the late teens. By early childhood, some children are already using power wheelchairs. Others may be just starting to show symptoms. They may have trouble getting up off the floor, can’t run fast, tire easily, fall often, have trouble climbing steps or walk with a distinct waddle. Over time, depending on the disease, children require leg braces, wheelchairs, feeding tubes, respirators and other assistance to move, eat and breathe. As the physical abilities decline, it gets harder and harder to “just be a kid”, which is why opportunities like accessible summer camp are so important! Most children with genetic muscle disorders face shortened life spans. No medical cures exist for any of these conditions — yet.

That’s where you come in! Please begin by registering your child here, uploading email contacts and blasting out emails to friends and family about why you're joining in the fight against neuromuscular disease.

All funds raised through the Hop-a-Thon stay local to fund health services and support for families affected by muscle disease. For more information, visit www.mda.org or www.facebook.com/mdasandiegoimperialvalley.














Goal:       $300.00
Amount Raised:       $250.00
# of Participants:       1
# of Teams:       0

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