After taking a year off, Dana Deidloff and her friends and family came back stronger than ever for the 2019 Pennsylvania Walk-Run-N-Roll. The event, held on October 6th at Neshaminy High School, was a huge success, raising more than $12,000!
The Deidloffs organized the Walk-Run-N-Roll in honor of their son, Luke, who was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). More than 100 people came out on a sunny, slightly chilly day to walk, run, and roll their way around the track. A DJ was on hand to provide the tunes, and Kona Ice and Chuck’s BBQ supplied the fuel that helped the participants make the lap.
Dr. Sarah Hopkins from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) spoke to the crowd about the importance of studying all the rare neuroimmune disorders together and touched on her experience at the SRNA Quality of Life Family Camp (which the Deidloffs also attended). Money raised through these events helps SRNA put on programs such as Camp, and we are thankful for everyone who donated or asked friends and family to donate to the 2019 Pennsylvania Walk-Run-N-Roll.
Thank you to Dana and Gary Deidloff, and all the volunteers (Jim and Melissa Cacace, Isabel and Kelly Anne Hinton, Joseph LaBella, Andrea Esposito) who made this event a huge success! And thank you to the sponsors (Viela Bio, CAI Builders, Fringe Hair Boutique, Haldeman Lexus, Summer Illusions Tanning Salon, Hamilton Police SOA, Factory Donuts, Newtown Fire Company, Villa Mannino Risotrante and Mannino’s 3, and La Piazza Ristorante) who provided support! See you all in 2020!