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2014 - 7th Annual MS Challenge Walk Wisconsin!

Yes, Fall 2014 will be the 7th time my sister Nicole and I will be walking 50 miles over three days in Door County, Wisconsin! Why? Besides bonding with each other and our "Walk the Talk" teammates, we are raising money to fight MS and help all those affected by this mysterious disease.

We will be joined by previous team members Melanie Knoepke and Sue Graf, as well as welcoming new team members Jennifer Johnson and Tara Schneider.

If anyone else would like to spend what is sure to be an exhausting, exhilarating, wild and crazy weekend with us, sign up or drop me a line.  If you would like to raise money, but walking 50 miles is not your thing, you can be a super volunteer and spend the weekend assisting walkers and the organizers. 

Please know that I am most appreciative of any support, and consider myself blessed to have all of you in my life. :)

Why I Walk

In August of 1999 I was diagnosed with MS; in May of 2007 my mother died after a decades long battle with MS. I also have a UW-Madison friend, Amanda, who was diagnosed with MS last fall and I am dedicating this year's walk to her.  While my mother was not able to benefit from the disease modifying medications, the dedication and selflessness of those who walked over the years have directly affected my health. I walk to honor those who walked before me, to support those who are currently living with MS, and to help those who will be diagnosed after me.

Moving Toward a Cure

Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk around the house, let alone for miles on end. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.

I have registered for Challenge Walk MS because I want to do something for the people 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. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.

Why You Should Sponsor Me, or Better Yet, Walk With Me

This event is a challenge - and an opportunity - for everyone involved, participants and donors alike. With commitment to this cause, we can all be part of a historic undertaking. The funds raised from Challenge Walk MS will not only support research for a cure, but also provide programs which address the needs of hundreds of thousands of people living with MS right now. Because we choose to walk for those who sometimes can't. Because we choose to donate to Challenge Walk MS, we are getting ever closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."



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