On Saturday June 26, 2021, Hope for Ataxia held its first virtual fundraiser, The Ataxia Burpee Challenge, to spread awareness and raised over $8,000 of our $10,000 goal to support research initiatives for the National Ataxia Foundation. Over the course of two hours, there were videos from the NAF, 10 athletes, 5 grand prize winners, and over 1,000 burpees done!
As our first event, we are incredibly proud that we could make a meaningful impact in the Ataxia community and we have lots of work to do to make the next fundraiser better. Stay tuned for the Ataxia Burpee Challenge 2022!
Thanks to our warm-up/cool-down facilitator: Tim Anderson
Thanks to our MCs: Amy D., Michelle R., Courtney Ng, Mark Desa
Thanks to our tech support: Nate E.
Thanks to our sponsors who donated prizes: Alpha Omega, Earth Runners, Mary Beth Farley, Motorvation, Sacred Mountain Yoga, One Step Ahead Mobility, Troy Stewart.
Thanks to our athletes for participating, and to the viewers who watched and supported us!
You can watch the event here.