My name is Joshua Kelndorfer and I'm walking in the Edmonton MS Walk for my mom. She was diagnosed with MS when I was just one year old. It's my 10th year participating in the Edmonton MS Walk as team captain of Joshua's Friends Team, a great group of my family and friends.
Since this is my 10th anniversary of raising funds I want to hit my target of $10,000. I see the impact that MS has on my mom and I want to do something about it. I see the apin she feels and I pray every night that she will walke up without MS. I want a cure for MS, for my mom and foall the other families living with this terrible disease. I know the way to find a cure is by raising money for research.
This is my fundraiser this year - Joshua's Road Trip Challenge to End MS!
I am "figuratively" taking a road trip across Canada raising money to end MS! Each dollar I raise moves me down the road 0.63 km towards my goal 6300km and $10,000! As I move across the country I am looking at the research happening in each province and will be sending my supporters this information.
UPDATE: I have already travelled 1773 km and have made it to Regina, Saskatchewan! Thanks for the support!
Top 10 Reasons to support Joshua's Road Trip Challenge to end MS!
(1) It supports people like my mom Julie to live with hope that she will live free of MS!
(2) It funds MS researchers like Dr. Chris Power who runs the Brain Power Lab looking at molecular proccesses underlying MS at the University of Alberta.
(3) It funds international collaborations like the Progressive MS Alliance which is an initiative to achieve treatments breakthroughs for people living with progressive MS.
(4) It funds support programs for equipment like wheelchairs for people living with MS.
(5) It supports government advocacy here in Alberta and in Ottawa to improve the life of families affected by MS.
(6) It funds MS researcher Dr. Bradley Kerr and his lab at the University of Alberta who are studying neuropathic pain in MS which will help people like my mom.
(7) It supports breakthroughs in research like stem cells across the province, country and world!
(8) It supports education and provides information for people newly diagnosed and their families
(9) It raises awareness of this very Canadian disease!
(10) It's my epic 10th Anniversary in the Edmonton MS Walk!
I am asking for your support! I appreciate it a lot.
Joshua Kelndorfer (10 year Team Captain, Joshua's Friends Team)