As many/some of you may know, I was diagnosed with MS in 2012. Since then, my wife Amie and I have been working with the MS Society, Atlantic Division to spread awareness of MS. Most importantly, we try to spread hope to those that are diagnosed that this is not a life sentence! Along with raising awareness, we have worked to raise funds for this important cause. This year we will be raising money a little differently. Next month, we will be attempting an 18 day hike to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri in Nepal. Before we take on this challenge, we will raise funds for MS Research, Programs and Services - every dollar counts, big or small.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world.
It’s true – 100 000 Canadians live with MS. Having multiple sclerosis means that one morning you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are many and vary for everyone.
I’m taking the challenge to help the MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families. Proceeds from my campaign and others like it provide support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and caregivers. They also fund research with three primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, repair nervous system damage caused by MS and stop MS attacks. By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis.
I am doing whatever it takes in the fight to end MS. Will you join me?