Hi, my name is Tim Cook, and I welcome you to my Hike MS - The Appalachian Trail 2012 fundraising page. As the spouse of one who is living with MS, I am taking steps - literally - to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in their work to better understand MS, and to move towards the day when we can end this still-enigmatic disease. Please take a moment to prayerfully consider joining me by lending your support to my efforts and to this vital cause.
Join the Movement
Multiple Sclerosis affects so many people in the prime of their lives. Every hour someone is newly diagnosed. It is conservatively estimated that here in the U.S. alone over 400,000 people have been diagnosed with MS, and worldwide more than 2.5 million live with this unpredictable disease. Whether you realize it or not, you know someone who either has, or is close to someone who has MS. The symptoms are different for everyone - the only certainty is that MS will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Let's Move Forward Together
Currently there is no cure for MS, but we can do something about that. Every dollar I raise will go directly to the National MS Society, to be used to find the cause, treatment, and ultimately the cure of multiple sclerosis. This money is also used to provide education, information, direct financial support, and scholarships to individuals and families living with MS.
Hike MS - The Appalachian Trail 2012 status:
Updated December 27, 2012
I am so very, very grateful to all of you that have supported Cathy and I during this hike. All the words of encouragement, acts of kindness, the generosity in giving of your hard earned money towards the cause for which I was walking, and all the many, many prayers for Cathy at home, and for my strength and safety on the trail. You have made this sacrifice worth every moment and every step. I cannot even begin to express how much each and every one of you mean to me, and how sincerely grateful I am for all that you have given. And given you have. Together we have raised $11,700 for the National MS Society! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
To all of you who have given in so many ways - ways that have truly touched Cathy and me deeply - we are ever grateful. You are all heroes in my heart.
MS may stop people from moving, but together we can make sure that this doesn't continue to happen.
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