Welcome to the Sapp Walk-A-Thon Page
6 Week Walk-a-Thon Challenge!
Garrett Sapp is the 11 year old son of Randy and Amber Sapp. He has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive neuromuscular disease with no treatment or cure.
The Sapp family has taken on the challenge of running in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend for the 3rd year in a row this January. For Randy and Amber that means the Dopey Challenge again--48.6 miles over 4 days and for Garrett and Charlotte 9.3 miles over 2 days. They have also agreed to raise over $6,000 for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy for this event. PPMD is the largest non-profit in the US focused entirely on Duchenne, which affects Garrett and thousands of boys like him.
As part of their training and fundraising efforts, the Sapps will be walking 10 miles as a family each week for 6 weeks (in addition to the training miles Randy and Amber will be putting in for the Dopey Challenge) and are looking for 100 people to make a pledge to donate $1 per mile (total $60) towards their fundraising commitment. They will be posting each day about their progress.
Here is another way you can help:
Join the Sapps! Commit your family to walking 60 miles over the next 6 weeks and ask 10 people to pledge to sponsor you at $1 per mile. They can donate directlly to this page or they can send a check to PPMD (address below).
The Sapps will be looking for other families to walk with them locally and on their travels to other states. So be on the lookout for them in your city or state!
Duchenne is the most common fatal genetic disorder among children. To date, there is no cure or treatment to stop the progression of Duchenne.
Those with Duchenne are truly in a race against time as their muscles deteriorate further each day. Please help us put an end to the devastating disorder by making a donation.
If you prefer, you may also mail a check, made payable to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, to:
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
401 Hackensack Avenue, 9th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(Please write WALK-A-THON in the memo of your check to PPMD)
All funds raised will benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (join.parentprojectmd.org) and go directly toward researching a cure. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!
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