Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world.
It’s true – 100 000 Canadians live with MS. 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.
I’m taking the challenge to help the MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families. Proceeds from my campaign 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.
Here's hoping that I can paddle the distance and make a difference in people's lives who are suffering from MS. On Sunday July 7th, 2019, myself and many others will be paddling from Bluffers Park to Ashbridges Bay in Toronto in support of the the MS Society of Canada.
While everyone will be mostly stand-up-paddling; I aim to complete this challenge while paddling prone (without a paddle!) It is still early in the season as far as my training goes so this will be a character-building experience; but I will suffer for only a couple hours out of my day, unlike people who live with this disease everyday.
I am doing whatever it takes in the fight to end MS. Will you join me?