If I go back to November 2012 and the opthamologist asks "is there anyone in your family with MS?", I can clearly see my brain whirling around. My first thought, was he crazy? Appointment ended and I immediately opened up Dr. Google and the first thing I read was "every day 3 more Canadians are diagnosed..." Little did I know that by June 2013, I would be drawing the short straw.
This isn't my thing... and I'm not talking about the MS part. I'm talking about the getting out there, soliciting for donations etc or participating in all the different causes. I didn't say it in past tense either - this still isn't my thing! But...
This is year #2 for Team Sandra. I would never have started Team Sandra. Not in a million years. I was working at a super supportive agency and it was my boss who got this ball rolling. And as much as I "do not do this thing", how could I not? Here's someone who modified my work life, supported me through the pitfalls, who didn't have MS but still wanted to put the effort in. Because of me.
It is what it is and we're just passing through... let's make the best of life, be mindful of ourselves and have no regrets... Sandra
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.
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.
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.