WALK A MILE WITH SONJA - WORLD MSA DAY 3 OCTOBER 2012
PUBLIC EVENT BY KARIN HOLTZHAUSEN AND SONJA VAN RHYN
Last year a few of us walked with Sonja at
to Casa del Sol. Please set this morning
aside and join us on this World Awareness Day… Strand Beach
My friend Sonja has Multiple System Atrophy, an incurable and rare disease. What is Multiple System Atrophy?
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)* is a progressive brain disorder caused by loss of nerve cells in specific areas of the brain. This loss causes problems with movement, balance and autonomic functions of the body. (Autonomic functions are body functions that occur automatically, such as bladder control, blood pressure etc.)
Read MSA in a nutshell for more details.
There will be two walking categories / groups; a longer as well as a shorter walk. Both groups will gather at the beach front in front of Casa del Sol.
Group 1: 9.15 for 9.30 – this group will depart from Casa del Sol and walk towards Greenways and back, where they will join Group 2 and walk to the supertube and back. Susan Albertyn will be waiting there to guide you in the right direction for this 6 km walk.
Group 2: 10.00 for 10.15 – this group (with Karin & Sonja) will wait for group 1 at Casa del Sol, and join them to walk to the supertube and back to cover a distance of 2.2 km.
|Susan Albertyn with her grandson, Neil, at last year's walk|
On our return we will have coffee and light candles at Casa del Sol until 12.00 pm.
Casa del Sol,
The sum total of kilometres walked will be added to the world wide awareness campaign for MSA;
Please come, bring a friend, and let us know how many will be attending. Also indicate which group you will be joining.