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 is 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
Most of you know that my brother Ron (the "Fathead" of "Team Fathead") was diagnosed with MS over 20 years ago and he considers himself lucky that unlike most victims of this debilitating disease, he is so far able to live a reasonably normal life. I want to do something for everyone who lives with multiple sclerosis. This year, because of the COVID thing, we're going "virtual" and walking as individuals and households at a location of our choosing. No, that does not mean that there's "virtually" no chance that I'll actually walk the 5K, but I have to admit I may not manage all of it because of leg/hip problems.
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 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 Walk because I believe we will end multiple sclerosis - with your help we can get there. Please give generously.