California, Pasadena -- Walk MS: Greater Los Angeles 2014
Let's Do It!
Dear Friends, Family & Colleagues,
In 2004 I participated in my first MS Walk to raise funds to battle Multiple Sclerosis. I started walking to support my friend Eric who, in his mid 20's was diagnosed with this horrible disease but over the years have discovered so many other friends and family who have also been affected impacted by it. This year the walk will be held on April 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Since 2004, as a result of the generous support of all of you, along with supporters of our other team members, Team Engelman has raised over $400,000 to support the National Multple Scelrosis Foundation. I am proud to continue to be a Greater Los Angeles "Top 100" fundraiser for each of the last 10 years (including "Top 20" in 2013) and hope that this year you will help me finally crack the top 10.
MS is an unpredictable and devastating disease that can attack any of us in the prime of life. Imagine, one day you are ready to take on the world... and the next you are faced with the diagnosis of an incurable and debilitating disease. That's why I'm participating in the MS Walk and asking you to help me make a difference.
MS is not a disease isolated to just a few victims. Several years ago the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reported that has many as 1 in 1,000 Americans has MS. MS researchers have made extraordinary progress over the last few years searching for a cure and your contribution will help support these vital efforts. Funds will also be used to support local programs for people with MS and their families.
I hope you will again help me support my friend Eric and all other MS sufferers by sponsoring me in this year?s walk. Just click on the ?To Sponsor Me? or ?Visit My Personal Page? links below or send me your check, payable to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Thank you so much for your help.
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.