Going #ALLin for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
All of our Intouchers share a common goal: to make a meaningful impact in their communities and in the world as a whole. With our new campaign, #ALLin, Intouchers are truly displaying this goal in full force by attending local healthcare walks in an effort to make a difference.
Kansas City Intouchers Kayla Kroenlein, studio designer, and Adam Shafer, senior front-end developer, went #ALLin on April 30 by participating in Jadon’s Hope Bug Run, held at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas.
Jadon’s Hope Foundation began when Jadon Burks, also known as “The Bug,” was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at just two months old. After his terminal diagnosis, Jadon’s parents, Tony and Kristin, wanted to make an impact in the fight against SMA and help others facing this seemingly devastating diagnosis. The fourth annual 5K Bug Run further benefitted Jadon’s Hope Foundation in the fight against SMA.
Both Kayla and Adam left the event feeling accomplished, as well as more educated about SMA. Kayla shared, “I feel I gained a new insight on this disease that I had no knowledge of before and feel very blessed to see how close this SMA community is. At this event, everyone was cheering each other every step of the way.”
Adam, who participated in the run with his wife Sarah commented, “It was a very small-town event. It was fantastic to see a small community coming together for a cause.”
We’re so proud of Kayla and Adam for their dedication to the community and for going #ALLin!
To learn more about the #ALLin campaign, follow us on Instagram @Team_ALLin and be sure to check out our upcoming blog posts featuring other Intouchers who have participated in healthcare events.