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Ms. Melanie Knoepke
109 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $2,500.00
Achieved: $2,733.44

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Moving toward a cure

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. 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 I Walk So Far

I have met so many amazing people and heard so many heartbreaking stories from people affected by this disease that I am compelled to walk once again. It may sound crazy but I look forward to spending another weekend walking for such a great cause even if it means sore muscles and a few blisters. When I first started participating in the Challenge Walk MS it was to show support of my friend, Amanda. Now I walk for her and all of the other people that I have met since I started this journey in 2011. I walk so that one day we no longer have a reason to walk because we will have a cure.

Why You Should Sponsor Me

This event is a challenge, but I know the challenge I face walking 50-miles can not compare to the challenges of someone with MS. With commitment to this cause, we can all be part of a historic undertaking. The funds raised from the 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 the Challenge Walk MS, we are getting ever closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."


My friend Amanda, my reason for walking.
My friend Amanda, my reason for walking.


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