Why we’re walking to end MS
Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Every day three more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure.
Your support means Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
My name is Shaun Piercey and I am the Head Professional at The Ranch Golf and Country Club. On May 27th, I will be once again participating in the MS WALK as a member of TEAM RANCH. In 2009, myself, along with The Ranch Golf and Country Club, became involved in raising money for the MS Society. We decided to make it the official charity for our Men's and ladies leagues, as well as for our Corporate members.
This charity was an easy choice as the official charity of the Ranch due to the fact that I have a close personal connection with Multiple Sclerosis. On November 29th, 2007, my wife Nicole gave birth to our beautiful son Jonah. Shortly thereafter, Nicole began to experience blurred vision known as optic neuritis. This condition is a common symptom of MS and Nicole was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few weeks later. Ever since the day she was diagnosed with MS, I have watched Nicole deal with the difficulties of this horrible disease. She is a wonderful mother, but more and more I see her struggle to have the energy to keep up with our 10 year old son. Her issues with fatigue and pain have really increased over the past couple years. It has come to the point where we are now selling our 2-storey house so that we can move into a bungalow so that Nicole doesn’t have to manage as many stairs as even going up the stairs sometimes is a battle. That is why I am more determined than ever to help find a cure for Nicole, and everyone who battles MS, as well as for the friends and family members of those who have MS. Since 2009 TEAM RANCH has participated in the annual MS WALK FOR A CURE and we have raisied over $135,000!!!
Through personal contacts, team members, and with the help of Ranch league participants and Ranch Members, our goal this year is to raise $15,000 for MS!! In addition to funding research, the MS Society of Canada provides support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and caregivers. I, along with some teammates, am participating in a MS walk for the cure event on Sunday, May 27th. Our team is called TEAM RANCH, and I kindly ask for your support!