Join the DMRF for a day at the zoo to raise awareness and funds for dystonia research
In 2019, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) along with our local volunteers will host Dystonia Zoo Walks across the country, kicking off the year in the Twin Cities, MN. When you participate in one of our zoo walks, you are making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by dystonia by helping raise funds to support our mission to advance research while providing information and support to families impacted by all forms of dystonia.
Dystonia Zoo Walks do not have a designated walking course. You walk at your own pace and experience the zoo at your leisure. You and your Team will gather in a designated area on the morning of the walk to interact with other participants and enjoy the event festivities. After the brief remarks from local medical experts and patient advocates you are free to enjoy the zoo at your own leisure, raising awareness among zoo patrons with your dystonia awareness t-shirt.
Dystonia Zoo Walks are a community effort - the more people who attend, the greater our impact. Invite your friends and family and START your TEAM today! Teams of 10 people or more will receive a personalized team t-shirt. Teams must be completely registered by June 10 to ensure that your custom team t-shirt will be available. All t-shirts will be available for pick-up the morning of the event during registration - t-shirts will not be shipped.
Registration will open by 8:00AM
Fees: $25 for Adults /$15 for children (12 yrs and under). This includes access to the zoo, refreshments, and a t-shirt. Every registrant will receive a t-shirt but only registrants on teams of 10 or more will receive a personalized t-shirt.
8:00AM - 9:30AM - Gather at the Zoo Picnic Pavilion/Picnics Area for: check-in and same day registration, t-shirt pick-up, gather with team members, face painting for children, sponsor tables
9:30AM -10:00AM - Welcome, speakers from the medical community and the DMRF
10:00AM - Walk the zoo and spread the word about dystonia
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN / Palm Parking Lot is Recommended. The Como Zoo opens to the public at 10:00AM, therefore parking at the Palm lot or other nearby lots should be available if you arrive before 9:00AM.
Contact Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-657-6955