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
I’ve registered for the MS Walk because I want to do something for everyone who lives with multiple sclerosis. The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services, and the MS Walk 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.
Why do I walk?
I obviously got involved in the walk for myself and became a part of the MS community in a way that I would not have chosen, but there are many others that I walk for. I walk for my MS ladies, who have been an amazing source of understanding and just plain fun. I walk for friends whose lives have been touched somehow by the disease. I walk for everyone with MS, their caregivers and their loved ones. Finally, I walk for my daughters in hopes that if ever they experience symptoms like I did, a doctor can tell them, "Here is the cure."
I am part of the MS Walk because I believe we will end multiple sclerosis - with your help we can get there. Please give generously.