My participation in MS events
• MS Walk - 2015 ($720), 2016 ($160), 2017 ($50)
• MS Hike in Yoho National Park - 2015 ($315.35)
• MS Bike Tour - 2016 ($1235), 2017 ($2280), 2018 ($3370), 2019 ($4482)
Scrub Off MS - Ongoing - I have again made bath salts, scrubs and bath bomb fizzy gift bags which are available now or anytime. These are great for Christmas, birthdays, teachers gifts, Mother's day, any other occasion or for yourself as well. The full cost of all the supplies and my time will be donated by me, 100% of your purchase price will be donated to MS. I have pre-made bags ready to go for $6, $10, $15 or $25. Or let me know what products you’d like and I will custom build you a gift bag. Bath bombs are 3 for $10, Sugar hand/body scrubs are $5 each, Bath salt jars are $5 - $12 depending on size of jar. Contact me by text 780-904-9686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whoville Christmas Trees – For sale for $25 – please text me for photos 780-904-9686
2nd Annual Boozy Christmas & Advent Calendar Draw - Bob and I again hosted a Boozy Christmas & Beer Advent Calendar draw at our house in late November 2019. Party-goers donated $25 each then each guest donated 4 beer/coolers/ciders/radlers/other single serve boozy beverages to the Christmas Beer Advent calendars. Five lucky guests each took home a 12 Boozy Beverage Advent calendar and all the other guests took home other prizes.
My 2020 Goal
For the 2020 Bike Tour I am setting my total fundraising goal of $5000. As someone affected by MS I feel very strongly about supporting research and helping with patient care funding. When I reach my fundraising goal I will earn my MS Bike "I ride because I have MS" jersey. Can you help me reach my fundraising goal with a tax deductible donation?
Why Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is Personal to Me
I was diagnosised with Relapsing Remitting MS on June 10, 2013. My sons Grandma Sheri was diagosed with more aggressive form of MS called Primary Progressive MS just a few weeks before me.
My first year after diagnosis was very rough and I experienced a lot of physical pain including muslce spasticity in my thighs and neuropathy which caused numbness, tingling and a burning cold sensation in my feet and legs that worked it's way slowly all the way to my waist. I also had blurred vision in 1 eye and truly found out what having fatigue means. In addition to the physcial symtoms I was experiencing I found going through the diagnosis to be a very emotional, frightening and depressing time. I struggled with treating symptoms and managing medications. There is no cure for MS. After some failed mecication trials and many side effects I have found a long term disease modification medication that is working better for me. I am happy to report that at this point in time I am at most times symptom free, but I do still have periods where I feel more symptoms. MS is personal to me so that's why I’m participating in MS fundraising.
I've registered for the MS Bike Tour to fulfill a personal challenge, and to help the MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families. The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services, and the MS Bike Tour 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 Bike Tour because I believe in a future without multiple sclerosis – and with your help we can get there. Please give generously.
Info About MS
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
Your support means that there will be funding for more research for treatments and hopefully soon a cure will be found. Thank you for supporting me so I don't have to face MS alone. If you read all the way down here Thank You for hearing me out! Thank you for your support!