When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over 16 years ago, our family and friends began annual fundraising efforts through the Milton Supercities Walk for Multiple Sclerosis. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event is again a national virtual walk on May 30. Many charitable organizations are struggling right now, yet the need for information, resources and support programs for people affected by MS is as urgent and critical as ever.
In 2019 I had a relapse and learned my drugs were no longer doing their job, meaning I needed to change my treatment. I went from a daily self-injected needle which I had done every day for over a decade, to a new drug therapy that is an infusion just two days each year. I appreciate no longer needing to be a human pin cushion!!! New and exciting drugs like this are only feasible as a result of the developments in research, thanks to fundraising efforts like the MS Walk.
Canada has the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the world. On May 30, please consider supporting our family as we walk around our neighbourhood raising funds to help find a cure for the 100,000 Canadians with MS. #WeChallengeMStogether