Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Walk in the Woods and a Train Ride

Walking is a healthy form of exercise!  It feels even better when you can do it with your family to support an important cause.  Earlier this week I participated in a walk hosted by the Fragile X Families of Northern Virginia.  It was a chance to escape from the computer, enjoy nature, and get those leg muscles working again! 

We've Got Your Back!

It was also a great opportunity for families to support each other as they embrace those they love who are touched with the Fragile X mutation.  Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins were in attendance of this important, fundraising event.   
Thanks to donations from both private individuals and corporate sponsors, Fragile X Families of Northern Virginia exceeded their goal and raised over $51,000!  Some of that money will go toward future educational conferences which benefit many families in the area.

After the one mile walk, we were treated to a train ride.  Whether you have Fragile X syndrome or not, the joy of a train ride is something we ALL have in common!

If you would like to donate to the Fragile X Families of Northern Virginia, or view more photos from the 2015-3rd annual walk, follow the link below:

Fragile X Families of Northern Virginia
 If you would like to learn about Fragile X, follow the link below:

National Fragile X Foundation

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