Walk MS is coming up this weekend and I am sooooo excited. We’ve got a new team name this year (after the blog, see?) and I have a team of awesome people who are going to walk with me, many of whom are new to Walk MS!
One of the big treats this year is going to be having my mom here for the Walk. She is in town for two weeks, and I didn’t put two and two together that it would exactly overlap with Walk MS! I’m also excited to see one of my coworkers, who has been working from home for the past few years. We haven’t seen each other in seven years! (Seven? Is that possible?!) Although we talk on the phone at times and email pretty frequently, seeing him in the flesh for a change will be pretty cool.
With four days to go until the Portland walk, my team has already raised more money than ever before. I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am to have the love and support of such awesome people. Because I have Primary Progressive MS, I have a vested interest in MS research. PPMS has no FDA-approved treatments or disease-modifying medications, so all we can do is treat the symptoms. This year, I’m asking everyone I know to skip one drink in my honor – a glass of wine, a pint of beer, a latte, a gallon of milk – and donate that amount (or more, if you like) to MS research. It could make a big difference in my future.
If you want to donate to Multiple Sclerosis Research, you can go to my Walk MS page here. Even though the Walk will be held this Saturday (April 18, 2015), fundraising is ongoing, and donations are always welcome.
A million thanks to everyone who works hard to support those of us with MS during Walk MS and throughout the course of every single day – there is no way we could do it without you!