Join the Walk for a Cure!


Do you live in the Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC area? Are you looking for a way to get involved in the cause?  Then come out and Walk for a Cure on November 6, 2010.  “Trek with the Turmelle Boys” to raise awareness for Chiari and syringomyelia throughout our communities. Please join us if you can on November 6, 2010 at Mariner Point Park, Joppa, MD from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Your participation will help fund vital programs and research for the estimated one million American men, women and children affected by Chiari malformations and syringomyelia.   Participation is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.  Go to and click Register for an Event.  Choose Walk for a Cure and click register online. 

2.  Create your free fundraising page and start getting sponsors.  Personalize your page with your own pictures and a personal story that tells why you are participating in the event, and what a cure means to you. 

 3. Set a fundraising goal, and send the link to your friends and family and ask them to sponsor you for the walk.  Every walker raising over $30 will receive a t-shirt.

Tips for success:  

Set a high goal. National averages for walk sponsors using a FirstGiving fundraising page range from $150 to $2,000.  Don’t be shy about your goal.  Just think about the tremendous impact you can make.  

You can raise even more money for the cause by creating or joining a team.  Recruit 5-10 people, and set a team goal such as $5,000.  All team members work together to reach the goal by sending out the link to their friends and family.

Post your fundraising page to your facebook page.  Spread the word about what you are doing to help the cause and see what a difference you can make. 

Send out an email when you reach the halfway mark.  Keep your page circulating and remind your friends you are counting on their support.

Invite friends and family to come out and enjoy the festivities.  On site Registration is at 10:00 am and walk begins at 10:30 am.   

Mariner Point Park
100 Kearney Drive
Joppatowne, MD 21085

Still have questions? Email Matt at

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