Azalea Festival Strongman Challenge
April 24, 2004
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Tidewater Chapter of Fight SMA is thrilled to be a
part of The 2004 Azalea Festival Strongman Challenge at the Norfolk
International Azalea Festival - A Salute to NATO. The Strongmen will
walk the Farmers Walk to benefit those who canít.
Strongmen Walk to Fight SMA
Strongman's Walk to Fight SMA
? In the Farmers Walk
Event, each Strongman, carrying a 240 pound cylinder in each hand,
will walk 4 laps [50 feet per lap for a total distance of 200 feet].
? The Strongman who goes
the furthest distance without dropping the cylinders for the fastest
time wins the event.
? Pick a Strongman
Indicate in Feet, the distance that he needs to walk with the 240
pound cylinders. Indicate the amount of money you are pledging per
What is SMA?
? Spinal Muscular Atrophy
(SMA), is the NUMBER ONE genetic KILLER of
CHILDREN under the age of two.
? One in every 4,900
babies is born with SMA.
? One in every 35 people
carries the gene that causes SMA.
? SMA can strike anyone
of any age, race or gender.
? SMA is the most likely
disease to be cured within the next four years
according to the NIH.