Welcome to the Myositis Empower Walk!

Contribute Now! Campaign closes October 31st!

Keep sharing your personal or Team Fundraisers on social media, via email, text, messenger, etc. You will be amazed to find that people are looking to donate but oftentimes don’t know to whom. Tell them why their donation to the walk helps fund the all-volunteer, patient-led nonprofit, Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU), working to improve the lives of and empower those impacted by myositis.

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Or Text EMPOWERWALK to 44-321

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3rd Annual Myositis Empower Walk

If you missed the 3rd Annual Myositis Empower Walk, you can watch it now, or anytime.

You can also watch it on MSU’s Facebook page.

All proceeds benefit Myositis Support and Understanding Association, an all-volunteer, patient-led, 501(3) nonprofit working to improve the lives of all who are impacted by myositis.

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Create your fundraising TEAM

Create your Personal or Team Fundraiser!Invite your family members and friends to be a part of it, and share it often to help raise funds! Team fundraising is FUN. You can even hold a Team challenge if you wish. There is still time to create your Team!

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Make a Donation

All funds support the work of Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU), an all-volunteer, patient-led nonprofit. Text EmpowerWalk to 44-321 to start a mobile donation. You can also dedicate your gift in memory or in honor of a loved one. We appreciate your support!

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Add your photo to our frame

Use the free Canva template to add your photo in the 3rd Annual Myositis Empower Walk. Download it and share to spread awareness, and include ways to donate. See some so far below.

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HONORING THE LIFE OF

Stella Clapp

At the 3rd Annual Walk, we will honor the life of Stella Clapp who recently passed away with inclusion body myositis. She was an advocate and mentor for many newly diagnosed patients and caregivers. Watch “LIVE with the Landman’s: Honoring the life of Stella Clapp, an intimate discussion with Stella’s daughter, Jennifer Schubert, and a friend living with inclusion body myositis, “Myositis Joe” Sanchez.

Get to know Stella

Remembering Melissa “MJ” Smith

Premiered Wednesday, Sept. 29th

Earlier this year, we lost a dear friend and MSU volunteer, Melissa “MJ” Smith. Her parents, Larry and Dawn Smith, created a video to discuss MJ’s journey, and to highlight the positive change they saw in MJ when she found the love and support here at Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU).

MJ passed away at only 37 years of age from complications of dermatomyositis, a day before her birthday. MJ was filled with ideas to help others with myositis and embraced her newly-found creativity through painting and writing. We will always remember her with love.

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COMMUNITY-BUILDING FUN WALK & FUNDRAISER

What is the Myositis Empower Walk?

IN LOVING MEMORY, ROBERT “BOB” LANDMAN

The Landman Family created the Myositis Empower Walk in 2019 in loving memory of Robert “Bob” Landman who passed away due to a too-late diagnosis of dermatomyositis. In 2020, the Empower Walk introduced the virtual experience, with live participation. There are no fees to attend. However, we encourage you to use this opportunity to invite your friends and family to get involved and help us fundraise. All money raised goes to Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU) and is used to further the mission, to improve the lives of and empower those fighting myositis. Learn more about Bob’s story by reading Our Dad was More Than His Dermatomyositis and watching LIVE with the Landman’s.

2ND ANNUAL WALK TOP TEAM FUNDRAISERS

Meet Last Year’s Top Team Fundraisers!

In the 2nd Edition of the Myositis Empower Walk Newsletter (MEWN), we spotlight two of our top fundraising teams from last year’s Myositis Empower Walk to emphasize the importance of giving.

Read more about the top fundraising teams from 2020
FROM THE 2ND ANNUAL WALK

Featured in the Myositis Empower Walk Newsletter – Edition 1

In the 1st Edition of the Myositis Empower Walk Newsletter (MEWN), we introduce you to three strong and empowering Myositis Warriors that we’ve been so fortunate to meet because of the Myositis Empower Walk.

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2nd Annual Myositis Empower Walk
Read more about these empowering women

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Sponsored by

The 3rd Annual Myositis Empower Walk is sponsored by IndeeLift
The 3rd Annual Myositis Empower Walk is sponsored in part by Corbus Pharmaceuticals

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