Monday, September 20, 2010

2011 Tough Enuff to JUMP! (1st Annual)

So... many people say, "gosh, I wish there was something I could do." Well gosh, me too. Now one of my best friends got off her butt & IS actually doing something - not just for us, but for MDA too, & it's all her own idea. I am so thankful and proud of her I could bust my buttons :)

2011 Tough Enuff to JUMP!
1st Annual Canine Dock Jumping Event
Saturday April 30 10:00a - 5:00p
Purina Farms - Grey Summit, MO
Sponsored by Purina Farms and Team Tough Enuff
50% of proceeds go to MDA
50% of proceeds go to help with B's ongoing medical expenses
$25 per entry, 40 entries allowed per jump
Jumps at 10a, 12a, 2p, Finals (top 8) 4p
Divisions: 0-9.11 / 10–14.11 / 15-19.11 / 20-and up
Payouts per division: 1st-20%, 2nd-15%, 3rd-10%, 4th-5%

Donations are being accepted for items/services to be raffled off the day of the event.

To register your dog(s) to jump, receive more information about the event as it becomes available, or to offer sponsorship or donations, please send your contact information and inquiry to:

About MDA: The Muscular Dystrophy Association supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. 43 diseases are covered under MDA's umbrella, providing not only research towards treatment and cures, but also helping affected individuals and families with necessary medical assistance and equipment. MDA receives NO state or federal funding - all funding is garnered through fundraisers and private and corporate sponsorships.

About Friedreich's Ataxia: Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. About one in 50,000 people in the United States have Friedreich's ataxia. Onset of symptoms can vary from childhood to adulthood. Childhood onset of FA is usually between the ages of 5 and 15 and tends to be associated with a more rapid progression. Late onset FA (LOFA) can occur anytime during adulthood.

Signs and Symptoms:

* loss of coordination (ataxia) in the arms and legs
* fatigue - energy deprivation and muscle loss
* vision impairment, hearing loss, and slurred speech
* aggressive scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
* diabetes mellitus (insulin - dependent, in most cases)
* a serious heart condition (enlarged heart - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)

There is currently neither cure nor treatment for FA, but with your help, we're working on it!


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