Why We Fight MS
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. 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.
Why I Chose to Participate
This program is particularly special to me because my wife, Tiffany has MS. She was diagnosed at the age of 28 in 1999, we were still newlyweds. We have been very lucky in our dealing with the disease, we have two beautiful children and amazing friends who support Tiffany in ways which we could never properly say thank you. In 2012 Tiffany had a major episode and struggled with her health. The care and support we received was outstanding and and demonstrated the value of the research community. So this program is an integral part of successfully battling this disease.
This year I've joined forces with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed - and because we want to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with MS. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring every hour in this country, it’s time to act. Diagnosis is most common between the ages of 20 and 50, and individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from this event to support cutting edge research projects, as well as provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can do something about multiple sclerosis, because donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are helping to change the world right now, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."