I participate in the MS Walk because my sister-in-law was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Our team (team MS FREEDOM) hopes to end MS by finding a cure with the money we raise. Team MS FREEDOM decided long ago that we would not FLEE this battle, but FIGHT it. This year marks our 12th year as Team MS FREEDOM.
An estimated 100,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it can affect younger children and older adults. MS is unpredictable and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure but each day, researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.
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.