Why I’m walking to end MS
Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system in Canada, usually striking individuals in the prime of their lives and has a higher prevalence rate in Alberta than the Canadian average.
Unfortunately, the odds stacked up against me and I received my diagnosis months before my 28th birthday. I felt lost as my life took a major detour which not only affected me, but my wife and 2 small children.
One way I could help regain some control was to raise funds to find a cure. While the MS bike tour and the MS golf challenge are great events, I thought to myself… riding a bike - not safe for me, and any golf club in my possession would not be safe for others! The best fit - the MS Walk. It's safer, great for the whole family, and an awesome atmosphere regardless of the weather! I have had great support for 25 years raising funds for the Edmonton MS Walk.
Since my diagnosis, I have seen major advancements in the services that the MS society offers as well as huge strides in research.
While we all raise funds for the MS Cure, it is very important that people affected with MS have access to the many programs and services provided by the MS society.
Although my life has changed, I strive to enjoy life to the fullest and hope for the day when I can live MS free. We are getting closer to a cure every day.
Your support means Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
When you donate to my fundraising efforts for the MS Walk, your funds are invested into research to find the cause and cure for the disease, while providing services to Canadians with multiple sclerosis and their families.
Thank you in advance for joining the fight to end MS.