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 20 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've registered for Challenge Walk MS: Charleston Challenge 2013 and have become part of the movement that will create a world free of MS. I want to do something for my friends, family, and others who have been diagnosed - and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. You and I are essential in this movement to create a world free of MS as there are only 400,000 in the United States who have MS; not enough to cure the disease. Rather, we need people like you to join the movement...people who can give their time, treasure and talent. I want to help individuals with MS be able to spend their life planning and doing the things they love to do, rather than simply the things MS allows them to do.
Join the Movement
The Challenge Walk MS raises money for MS research projects and client programs (40% for important national research and programs and 60% that stays local 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.