Hello Family and Friends: Thanks to everyone who donated to team Kicks for last year's MS Walk in Collingwood. We raised $1010.00.
This year will be our 10th year walking since Barbara's diagnosis. She had a bit of a stressful year for 2017 after losing her job but things are on the upswing now!
She has a new job as office manager for a small law practice right downtown Toronto. They are really nice people and she LOVES IT.
Healthwise she continues to stick to her regimen of vitamins and working out routines. I feel these have been so important in preventing relapses. She was able to spend lots of time keeping fit while she was off work so this was the bright side of her job loss. Just relaxing with her dog Mischa was good for her mental and physical well-being too.
We will be having a draw again this year for an (8x10) hand-drawn pop art drawing of your favourite photo. It will be drawn and donated by Bill Barlow of Iron Media. Bill will provide instructions to the winner on the type of photo that makes the best pop art. Last year's winner was Nancy Leake. Bill's drawing of Nancy and her husband Jack looked great!
So please help our team by pledging what you can! Every 10 dollar donation enters your name into our draw. If you are the WINNER we will mail the finished drawing to your home.
The draw will take place on Sunday, May 6th, the day of our MS walk in Collingwood.
Our team Kicks is very small and we would certainly welcome anyone who would like to join us walking to support this great Canadian cause. If you are interested in joining our team Kicks, just drop me a note and we will gladly help you get signed up to join our team. Due to Barbara's new job she may be unable to walk this year so I am looking for new walkers for our team KICKS.
To Donate just click on my link below that will take you to my personal page and team Kicks.
Mary Ann, Barbara and Team Kicks
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. It?s estimated that approximately 55,000-75,000 men and women in Canada have the disease, and every day about three more people are diagnosed.
a future without MS
Ive registered for the MS Walk because I want to do something for everyone who lives with multiple sclerosis. The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services, and the MS Walk has been a critical part of the MS Society?s fundraising efforts for over 20 years. Proceeds from this event 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 part of the MS Walk because I believe we will end multiple sclerosis - with your help we can get there. Please give generously.