MS stops people from moving...
Imagine waking up to discover your entire world has changed. You don't know if you can get out of bed, see clearly, or even take care of your family. For many people living with MS, this is reality. Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually strikes adults between the ages of 15 and 50. It is a chronic disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord, causing blindness, paralysis, and loss of movement. The symptoms are vast and unpredictably bringing uncertainty to those living with the disease and the future.
I am walking for those who can't...
I became involved with the National MS Society in 2000 after being diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis at the age of 18. Throughout the past ten years, I have experienced several relapses and tried nearly every treatment available, but have been extremely lucky to keep my mobility. After beginning Tysabri infusions in January 2008, I feel the best I've felt in the fifteen years since my symptoms began.
Join the Movement
The Challenge Walk raises money for MS research projects and client programs (40% for important national research and programs and 60% that stays in the local chapter for programs that assist those individuals in this region living with the MS). The funds also help to raise awareness about the disease and to educate the public about the FDA-approved drugs now available which may delay or reduce future disability in many people with multiple sclerosis. Sponsoring me and contributing to the National MS Society is what YOU CAN DO to help move us even closer to a cure. Any amount, no matter how small it may seem, is helping to get us closer to the day when no one has to hear the words, "you have MS." We don't have time...we need a cure now.