To All my Family and Friends:
Please sponsor me if you can find it in your heart to help me make a difference in the fight of MS.
This is my personal reason for walking for MS on Sunday May 7, 2017. The shock of learning someone close in our family now has this awful disease.
My daughter-in-law was diagnosed with MS over seven years ago now and she is doing good. She works hard and pushes herself to keep going, afraid if she stops she will give into this disease. She tires easily and endures pain and numbness in her legs and forgets sometimes and finds herself wondering why, but we thank God, she is still able to lead a full normal life and we are so very thankful with all the progress that is being made and pray for a cure everyday.
Can you imagine?
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.
Help Me Make a future without MS
I've 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 can end multiple sclerosis - with your help we can get there. This is my seventh year doing the Walk for MS and each year I have raised over $500.00 for the cause. Please help me make a difference and give generously.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help,