Hype Week Activities

Join us the week leading up to the 5th Annual Myositis Empower Walk, Oct. 1st – 7th, for Hype Week activities!

Sunday, October 1st – 4 PM ET

Myositis Empower Hour

We are starting off Hype Week with four strong women! Join us for the premiere of the Myositis Empower Hour at 4:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm MT / 1:00 pm PT. You will hear from Ashley Repp, Miriam Swanborough, Corene Canaan and Waiyee Hui, and their personal experiences being diagnosed with myositis as a young adult. Their stories are impactful, inspiring and a good reminder that we are not alone.

Watch the interviews on MSU’s Facebook & YouTube.

Monday, Oct. 2nd

Sprinkle Some Love

Sprinkle some love today! Submit the name of someone who is special to you and deserves to be celebrated. This could be an extraordinary friend, a care partner, a fellow myositis patient, a fur baby, and more. Their name will be featured as a “sprinkle” on our Birthday Cake Wall during the Myositis Empower Walk. You have until Thursday, October 5th to make your submission. Let’s cover the Birthday Cake Wall with tons of sprinkles!

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

Talk Tuesday

It’s Talk Tuesday! Hear from MSU volunteer Jason Hopfauf and his experience attending the TMA conference for the first time. He’ll share how special it is to have such a wonderful community to lean on and why it’s important we all work together.

Wednesday, Oct. 4th

Wish Wednesday

Happy Wish Wednesday! Use today to wish the Myositis Empower Walk a Happy Birthday on social media and share what the walk has done for you over the last 5 years! You can even share what you wish for the future of the Walk. Our family is excited to be celebrating this milestone with you and we are thankful for your wishes!

Thursday, Oct. 5th

Treat Your Care Partner!

Let’s take today to Treat our Care Partners! Share some extra kind words with them, give them their favorite sweet treats, or give them a shoutout on social media. However you decide to “treat” them, make sure to celebrate their love and support! We are not alone on our myositis journey, and care partners are a big reason for that.

Friday, Oct. 6th


Let’s get ready for the walk! Share your fundraising page with family and friends and encourage participation at the walk tomorrow – whether it’s virtually or in person. We can’t wait to see you there!