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Kicks and Licks

Grab your sneakers and your leashes and join us for a walk/run/gathering at a park near you! Dogs are welcome! We will unite and start spreading awareness on a devastating disease known as Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. This disease affects dogs, most commonly the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, as well as their human counterparts. The Chiari malformation and syringomyelia has also been diagnosed in 15 other dogs breeds. Dr. Lauren R. Talarico DVM Diplomate, ACVIM-Neurology from VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center and Dr. Robert Keating, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Children’s National Medical Center will be working together with ASAP to help determine the underlying cause for this disease. Ultimately, this research will help further treatments that could potentially impact humans as well as man’s best friend.

To book your walk or gathering, please contact  May is also awareness month for syringomyelia. If you would like to get your states proclamation and need some help or plan a gathering or walk please let us know and we will be more than glad to help

ASAP’s Walk & Roll to Raise A Cure

ASAP Walk For A CureTogether We Can Walk & Roll!–and change the future for men, women and children who are diagnosed with a Chiari malformation and/or syringomyelia.  Sign up to host or participate in a walk in your area and raise funds that will change the lives of over half a million Americans!  A member of our Board will provide the tools to help organize a fun and successful walk in your community.

ASAP’s “Syringo-my-What?”Steps Across the States

May is SYRINGOMYELIA Awareness month. Hold a walk to raise awareness about syringomyelia! Contact fundraising for details and we’ll provide the paperwork to get you started.

National Coins For The Cure Day

Coins For A Cure
One day a year ASAP members collect donations in their local community to raise awareness and funds to benefit people affected by Chiari and syringomyelia. You can join the Coin Club, too! Contact fundraising for details and we’ll provide the paperwork to get you started.

Strike Out SM and CM Winter Bowl-A-Thon


Strike Out SM and CM Bowl-A-Thon We’ve got the perfect cure for winter blues! February and March is bowl-a-thon time for ASAP. Form a team with friends at work, club, youth organization, or community. Each participant get sponsors to donate based on their score. Do you want to Strike out SM and CM? Contact us today and we’ll get you started!

Celebrity Dinner

celebrity dinner
We’ve got the perfect twist on the traditional gala! At this dinner, the “waiters” are local celebrities recruited by the event organizers. Waiters work for “tips” and each tries their hardest to be the top fund raiser for the evening. We can help you get started on planning an evening that neither you nor your guests will forget anytime soon! Contact us for more details.