I thought I’d share the text from our team page with you:
Welcome to the Distractingly Beautiful Cats team for Walk MS! (Quinland and her friend Molly finalized our team name – thanks, guys!)
We’ve formed a team for the Walk MS event because we want to experience a great event and help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS. We believe in this cause. Can we count on your support?
Walk MS is a day that brings friends, families, and coworkers together to embrace an important cause. Join us and participate together to make a powerful statement and to keep moving toward a cure. Each step we take brings us closer to a world free of MS.
Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms. Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, a disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
For the type of MS I have – Primary Progressive MS – there is currently NO treatment and there are NO disease-modifying medications approved by the FDA. (Even my megadose steroid protocol is experimental, though we hope it is doing something to keep my immune system calmed down!) All we can do is manage the symptoms. That’s why I am doing Walk MS – I want to support all those who are searching for a treatment and a cure.
Join our team!
Joining our team means you help us raise critical funds to support local programs and cutting-edge research. Your donation puts us closer to realizing our promise to STOP MS in its tracks, RESTORE lost function and END MS forever. Ending MS means no one will receive an MS diagnosis again. Every step counts. Every dollar helps. Every connection matters.
If you would like to walk with us and/or donate any amount – no matter how large or small – visit our team page by clicking here.