DECA hosts annual Muscle Walk

Matt Lasley Reporter

October 13, 2013

The Grayson County High School DECA club hosted its annual Muscle Walk on Sunday, October 13.

Nearly 50 people walked in the annual 3-mile walk, which raised $745 for the Louisville chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), according to DECA Advisor Cynthia Smith.

DECA raised an additional $750 through sponsorships by a number of local businesses, whose names were featured on a banner made for the 2013 Muscle Walk, Smith said.

Also for the 2013 walk, DECA wore and sold green MDA t-shirts for $10 and white Muscle Walk t-shirts for $5.

According to Smith, muscular dystrophy - which is one of 42 types of neuro-muscular diseases and affects at least ten local individuals - is the national DECA club’s signature charity.

GCHS DECA Student Doodah Allen, who coordinated the 2013 Muscle Walk alongside fellow DECA member Wyatt Jaggers, said since the start of the current school year, DECA has raised over $2,000 for muscular dystrophy.

According to Allen, the GCHS DECA club first became involved with the MDA in 1997 and since that time, the club has raised more than $76,000 for muscular dystrophy.

Smith said she wished to thank all of the businesses who sponsored the event, as well as Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, the latter of whom provided water to the Muscle Walk participants.

For more information about muscular dystrophy, other neuro-muscular disorders, or the MDA, visit mda.org.

For information on how to purchase an MDA or Muscle Walk t-shirt or give a donation, contact Smith at the GCHS Technology Center via the phone number 270-259-3195.