Today I’d like to talk about a cause that is near and dear to me (Em).
Tonight, after a quick flight from Rochester NY, to Boston MA to meet up with my team – we will head to Cape Cod, for the 3rd year, to walk 50 miles over 3 days to raise funds and awareness for MS research. It’s a lot of walking, but when you are out on the course, with all the other supporters of a cause that you feel so dedicated to, it’s a beautiful 3 days. Even when your body hurts and you can’t keep your eyes open for another moment, it’s a happy smile that crosses your face. So as our team prepares for another year of walking, I hope you will be thinking of us. If you’d like to donate there will be a link at the bottom of this post. Donate for the reasons I have listed below, or join the movement because you care, but today’s post is really about sharing.
Join The Movement!
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk around the house, let alone for miles on end. The symptoms of MS are different, and for some devastating, for everyone – the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Why I Walk So Far
I’ve registered for the MS Challenge Walk because my best friend from college was diagnosed with MS four years ago – and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from having to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
What does this challenge support?
This event is a challenge – and an opportunity – for everyone involved, participants and donors alike. The funds raised from the MS Challenge Walk will not only support research to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis, but also provide programs which address the needs of hundreds of thousands of people living with MS right now. Because we choose to walk for those who sometimes can’t.
To Donate: Click HERE!