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.
…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 will end multiple sclerosis - with your help we can get there. Please give generously.
My husband's niece, Melissa, has MS. She is a young woman who has already had to drop some of her life's goals due to her disease. I fund raise and walk for all the Melissa's out there who deserve good health.
This will be my twelth year of fundraising for the Moose Jaw MS Walk. When I was a Curves member, they participated in the Walk. I started canvassing door to door then, starting right in my own neighborhood. I started out slowly and just kept going and going like that famous Energizer Bunny. In those years of fundraising, I brought in just shy of $58,000. I want to bring in just as much money as I can for the MS cause. It is one that is dear to my heart. However, I have had next to no energy for the past three years. You'd expect that I'd build up stamina with all that walking but it just didn't happen at all! I know I don't have the energy to canvas this year. I suspect that my canvassing days are over. But, you are welcome to sponsor me online or to mail a donation to the MS office or to ask me to come to your house to collect a donation. I just won't be canvassing. I may or may not actually walk in part of the event depending on how my energy goes. My doctor thinks I might have chronic fatigue syndrome. Apparently, that's nothing that can be conclusively diagnosed. Won't you please help with my fundraising by giving a donation? I greatly want to thank all those who have donated in former years. Without you, I coudn't possibly reach my goals. You are wonderful! You are truly the best! I will never forget your generosity and kindness. Meeting so many wonderful people has enriched my life greatly. I will miss not canvassing but, in truth, I just can't do it any more. I am 69 years old and I find that old age has caught up with me.
Together, we can work to eradicate this horrible disease. Great strides are already being made. It's very exciting!