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The 2017 MS ACTION HEROES Cape Cod Challenge Walk team is walking 50 miles in memory of Sarah Jacoby, who passed away on May 15th, 2016 due to complications related to MS.
Sarah participated as a solo walker in the first annual Cape Cod Challenge Walk in 2002. Over the next 13 years she was joined by family and friends. In 2009 they formed an official team which has evolved into MS ACTION HEROES. The name reflects members common ties to South Hero, VT on Lake Champlain and generations of friendships with one another. Over the years our team has consisted of family and friends from Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California, Oregon, Alaska, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida. "Heroes" from any area are welcome to join the team.
Every year Sarah looked forward to gathering with the friends she met at Challenge Walk who shared the daily struggles of living with MS and help them secure funds to advance new biomedical research and provide daily support, especially for those impacted by progressive MS. Sarah was always a cheerful person and her motto was "Don't Postpone Joy". While none of us knows what the future holds for us, a life with MS certainly has many challenges and many unknowns. MS symptoms are unique for every individual and progression timeframe is also an unknown. Therefore, Sarah would remind us to live each day to our fullest, support those we love and all those we encounter and don't postpone opportunities that bring us and others joy!!!
This is the 16th annual walk, over the past 15 years Sarah, friends, and the team have raised over $165,000. The MS Action Heroes team is geared up to fight to bring us all closer to a world free of MS in 2017!
Check out our individual team member pages to learn more about us, then join the team or pledge for us.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.
The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
When you make a donation, you are changing the world for people affected by MS. Symptoms of MS range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide, and there is not yet a cure. Every dollar raised matters to those affected by MS. Thank you for your support.
Want to join our team?
We’d love to have you. Come walk with us and share in an experience that will change lives—including your own.
Joan & Walt
Merit and Jean Wilkinson
Mr. Russell E. Jacoby
Mrs. Louanne Clark
Ms. Kathleen Holt