3 October is World MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) Day. This is the third time we'll be gathering and walking for this cause. Once again we'll accompany Sonja for a walk at
from Casa del Sol. (More about MSA further down). (If you are Facebook - you can indicate on our Event Page if you can join us. Strand Beach
This is an annual worldwide project to create awareness for MSA. Every kilometre walked for this cause will be accumulated, added to a grand total which will be monitored in
. The goal is to walk around
the earth (40,075 kilometres). Belgium
Part of this annual event is to light candles at 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm local time. As candles are lit around the globe, a virtual light wave will be created as it moves from time zone to time zone. We aim to light a candle for everyone who has MSA, as well as for those who have lost their battle in the past. We'll appreciate it if you would participate with that as well and light candles wherever you may be in the evening. Remember to send us photos of your lit candles.
Why are we doing this? Sonja, my dear friend, has Multiple System Atrophy, an incurable and rare disease. What is Multiple System Atrophy?
|Karin & Sonja|
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.)
Detailed Description here:
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,
Hibernian Towers, Corner of Beach Road & Kruger Street, Strand.
Group 1: 9.15 - Walk will start promptly at 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 super tube and back. Susan Albertyn will be waiting there to guide you in the right direction for this 6 km walk.
Group 2: 10.00 - walk will start promptly 10.15 – this group (with Karin & Sonja) will wait for group 1 at Casa del Sol, and join them to walk to the super tube and back to cover a distance of 2.2 km.
On our return we will have coffee and light candles at Casa del Sol until 12.00 pm.
Please come. Bring a friend. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW MANY WILL BE ATTENDING AND INDICATE WHETHER YOU WILL BE DOING THE SHORT WALK (GROUP 2), OR THE LONG WALK (GROUP 1)
Photo by Laurette's Photography