Tulsa Zoo Hosts MDA Tulsa Muscle Walk

Sunday, October 7th 2018, 7:01 pm
By: News On 6

The MDA Tulsa Muscle Walk took place this afternoon at the Tulsa Zoo.

MDA says all of the money raised at the event goes to fund the best and brightest researchers who are working to uncover new treatments and cures.          

"I personally was diagnosed in Feb of 2016. At first, I thought I had carpal tunnel because I couldn't button my pants. Then I found out I had ALS," said Rick Franco.

Rick says he is so grateful for his friends and family who help him deal with the disease each day. They were one of the many support groups who put together a team and came out to the Tulsa Zoo on Sunday to walk to find a cure.

"Everybody here, in my opinion, is a caregiver. The uplifting attitudes, the fact that they come out on their Sunday to help us raise funds for so much needed research and support services it's just phenomenal," said Rick.

The latest count shows that MDA raised over $70,000 from the walk and that money will be used right here in Oklahoma.

Even if you didn't have the chance to get out and walk on Sunday. There are still plenty of chances to donate to the muscular dystrophy association and shot your support. You can find a link here.