California, Pasadena -- Walk MS: Greater Los Angeles 2014
I Can Make a Difference
Why We Fight MS
I've been walking with Team Engelman for ten years, ever since my godson, Eric, was diagnosed with MS. Eric is one of the lucky ones who has responded well due to new advances in research to fight this terrible disease. Many people are not so lucky. He has been relatively healthy the last few years and has been able to participate in many activities with friends and family.
Sadly there is not a cure at this time. The MS Society is dedicated to pursuing stem cell research and sharing the information with other research centers.
Why I Walk
I've registered for the MS Walk 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 a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Walk to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we choose to walk for those who sometimes can't, because we choose to donate to the MS Walk, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."
In the past 9 years Team Engelman has raised 1 million dollars and it's sponsors like you who have made this possible. Besides the Yearly Walk Campaign, many of our fundraisers do the 100 mile bicycle race. I don't think I could even do 20 miles, but many do 100!
Thank you all for your support and donations!