Mission Objective

raise funds to fight ataxia

$189,869 of $200,000 Raised
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Until Our Mission Begins

The Joint Mission Bataan is an exciting opportunity to support the Ataxia community, and veterans, at the same time. The National Ataxia Foundation and many individuals from around the country have committed to hiking 26.2 miles in the New Mexico desert as part of the Bataan Memorial Death March. 

Be a part of the Joint Mission Bataan- an operation to increase awareness of Ataxia, raise funds, and find a cure. Contributions will go towards fulfilling NAF’s mission of improving the lives of persons affected by Ataxia through support, education, and research. 

Thank you!

Meet the Marchers

Thank you to the participants who stepped forward to help make this year the biggest JMB year to-date! They are listed here with the states they represent.

Mike De Rosa

North Carolina

Chris Richardson

Washington

Clyde & Denise Jackson

Tennessee

Nathan Oliver

Arkansas, Oklahoma

Janel Doloiras

Massachusetts

Thomas Baker

Wyoming

Mike Cammer

Pennsylvania

Jon Wegman

Iowa

John Dwyer

Hawaii, Minnesota

Mark Minkin

Wisconsin

Lauren Moore

Ohio

Marc Alessi

New York

Cathy Bethay

Georgia

Pam Perault

Nebraska

Hannah Xu

California

Dana Mauro

Rhode Island

Karen Suchomeis

Colorado

Zachary Mauro

Florida

Steven Brune

Missouri

Brett Masserant

Michigan

Diane Ballard

Colorado

Kourtney & Josh Quellhorst

North Dakota

Bill Sweeney

Minnesota

Michelle Serrano

Arizona

Warren Way

Kansas

Rob Peden

Texas

Art Salisbury

New Jersey

Jason Lange

Arizona

Andrea Ferreira

Massachusetts

About Mike

Mike De Rosa Sr. joined the military while still in high school and started Basic Training 13 days after graduation. He served for over 23 years and was stationed all over the world, including Iraq. Mike retired from the Special Forces (Green Berets) in 2005 and was diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) in 2012.

Mike likes to challenge himself with physical events that test his character and strength. This year, he decided to complete a joint mission that will raise awareness for Ataxia, support NAF's mission, and allow him to prove himself.
Mike De Rosa
Former Special Forces (Green Beret)

About Ed

Ed was diagnosed with Ataxia in the very beginning of 2013. He likes to participate in and support events that raise Ataxia awareness.

Ed is excited to challenge himself and pay tribute to those service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice. He wants to provide an example of things that can be accomplished by people with disabilities. He is especially proud and honored to participate and march with a Special Forces service member.
Ed Brand
Tri-State Ataxia Support Group Member

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Join the Mission

Want to get involved? Start a team to support the Joint Mission Bataan! 

Click the link below, register your team, and get started today!

Need help? Contact Jon Wegman, Development Associate, at jon@ataxia.org or 763-553-0020.

all proceeds BENEFIT the national ataxia foundation

About NAF

Research

For discoveries that lead to greater understanding of this rare neurological disease, NAF is there, providing support and funding to the worlds greatest Ataxia scientists. We collaborate with top researchers to look for better treatment options and a cure.

Support

NAF understands that living with a rare disease can be hard. We coordinate support groups across the country to help people with Ataxia connect and support one another. We also maintain the only comprehensive list of Ataxia clinics and neurologists in the country.

AWARENESS

The first step towards a cure is awareness about the disease. NAF works to educate the general public and the medical community about Ataxia. Using various outreach tactics, NAF continues to provide the latest in Ataxia education.

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