Why I’m lacing up
Every day 3 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, but I’m walking to help change lives beginning right where I live.
Your support means families in our community who are impacted by this often devastating disease do not have to face MS alone.
I was diagnosed with MS in 1999, and started doing the MS Walk in 2000. I have participated each year since then in the Ottawa Walk and I will continue to do so as long as I am able.
Your dollars at work
When you pledge me in the MS Walk, your funds are invested into groundbreaking MS research and services for the 100,000 Canadians living with MS.
I have managed to donate monies pledged and raised by my community and friends each year. Lat year was my best total @ $3600.00, but I would like to reach for $4000.00 this year. Could you please help me attain this level with a supportive pledge.
Services and programs your fundraising supports:
- Financial assistance for special equipment and home care
- Supportive counselling for all those affected by MS
- Self-help groups and recreational programs for people with MS
- Government advocacy for people living with MS
Thank you in advance for your pledge to create a more hopeful future for those affected by MS.