Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 7 am – 1 pm at Liverpool High School Stadium This walk is to raise ataxia awareness and funds for the National Ataxia Foundation. This walk is dedicated to the memory of David Alessi, who passed away in October 2011 from complications of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2.
This year, to raise awareness and funds for the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF), I will be attempting what is called a “thru-hike” of the Pacific Crest Trail, more commonly known as the PCT. The PCT is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges to the east of the U.S. Pacific coast. The trail's southern terminus is on the U.S. border with Mexico, and its northern terminus on the U.S./Canada Border on the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia, Canada; its corridor through the U.S. is in the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. The Trail is approximately 2,663 miles long and ranges in elevation from just above sea level at the Oregon-Washington border to 13,153 feet at Forester Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks.
“I am the Strength Behind Ataxia” Awards
This past year, NAF received more than 20 nominations for this year’s “I am the Strength Behind Ataxia” Award. Nominations were received throughout the United States and from other countries. We congratulate all of the nominees for the stellar work within the ataxia community. This year 3 nominees were selected. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients. Read about them here...
2013 Walk n’ Roll Video
NEW – 2013 AMM Video
The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is pleased to announce that 21 promising ataxia research studies are currently underway. Funded NAF scientists from around the world were awarded funding through NAF’s 5 research programs: the NAF Research Program, the NAF Post Doc Fellowship Award, the NAF Young Investigator Award, the $50,000 Young Investigator-SCA Award, and the $100,000 Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award. With support from NAF’s partners and donors, NAF has committed $1 million dollars for vital ataxia research being conducted this year.
A listing and summaries of studies being conducted in 2013 are now available on the Foundation’s web site, here...