Third Annual Walk for Hope

Saturday, August 05, 2017


Elly Thompson is excited to bring the Third Annual Walk for Hope to her hometown of Johnsonburg, PA! The Walk for Hope take place on August 5, 2017 at the Johnsonburg Community Building!

This is a day filled with meeting fellow RSDers, supporting each other and most importantly giving each other hope that together we can and will come together to support each other and raise the much need awareness of CRPS/RSD. This will also be a day to celebrate life, determination, and strength! There will be lots of activities going on that day to keep everyone busy and having fun! 

The proceeds for the event will go to RSDSA to support, education, and hope for everyone affected by the pain and disability of CRPS/RSD while we drive research to provide more effective treatment options and cure. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system that is characterized by chronic, severe pain. The sympathetic nervous system is that part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates involuntary functions of the body such as increasing heart rate, constricting blood vessels, and increasing blood pressure. Excessive or abnormal responses of portions of the sympathetic nervous system are thought to be responsible for the pain associated with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome. This disease is ranked the most painful disease to medical science. Together we can help find a cure and one day allow people with this awful disease to live without constant, intense pain! 

Approximately 50,000 new cases of CRPS occur each year yet most individuals are not familiar with the syndrome. Your contribution supports RSDSA's mission. Together we can make a difference one step at a time.


  • Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM
  • Day of Registration Fee:  $25 for ages 18 and older ($30 the day of) and $20 for under 18 ($25 the day of)
  • Where: Johnsonburg Community Building, 600 Market St., Johnsonburg, PA 15845. Click here for directions
  • What We Have:  A walk, DJ, live performances, a Chinese auction, and more!  You don't want to miss this!
  • T-Shirts: Shirts are included with registration, but shirts and shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for day of registration.
  • General Donations: If you don't have a special person to make a donation to please make a general donation to the 2017 Walk for Hope by clicking the donation button above.
  • Fundraising Pages and Teams: You can create a Fundraising page for friends and family to make donations. You may also create a team. Once you setup your fundrising page you can send the link to your friends and family to donate directly to your page. 
  • FirstGiving Support:  If you're having trouble registering for the event or creating your page, please call 877.365.2919.