• MS Challenge Walk – Cape Cod

    Date: 2012.05.03 | Category: Events | Tags:

    It is a 50 mile walk over three days in Cape Cod, MA.

    It is a fundraising event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and it happens to begin on my Mother’s birthday, September 7.

    It is something I can’t NOT participate in.

    This year marks the 5th anniversary of my Mother’s death after a very courageous fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Her battle began in the mid 1980’s when she was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS. On September 10, 2007 she was called home by God. I know in my heart Mom is dancing again in Heaven.

    I am taking this challenge and walking 50 miles because Multiple Sclerosis angers me. MS has been a part of my life since Junior High School. My Aunt and Cousin live with MS as do so very many of my dear friends. Far too many.

    Can you name one person that has not been affected in some way by MS? Everyone knows someone living with or affected by Multiple Sclerosis, a family member, a friend, or a neighbor.

    I am telling you about my mission because some patients can no longer be heard.
    I am walking for all of those that can’t.
    I have accepted this challenge to raise MS awareness.
    I am raising money to find a cure.
    I want the diagnosis of MS to come with the promise of a cure.
    I will not stop my mission until that day.

    To accomplish this, I will need your help in several different areas.

    – I am seeking monetary donations for this event, each participant has a minimum $1500 personal fundraising goal to reach.
    – I am looking for donations of frequent flier miles for Delta Airlines. I will need to fly from NW Florida to New England for this event and I am short on Delta miles for my ticket.
    – I am asking for corporate sponsorship. I will use your company logo in my team gear both in New England and here in Pensacola.
    – I am looking for additional training partners. Anyone who is interested in joining me for 3 – 15 mile training walks.

    Are you able to help us? Below is the link to make a tax deductible donation to NMSS. If you are interested in corporate sponsorship, have a few extra Delta Airlines miles to spare, or want to join me on this training adventure, please contact me carrie@nwflfightsms.org

    http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/carrieknife50miles

    God bless you all.

    Peace and Love,

    Carrie