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Walk MS: Denver 2014

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Mrs. Jessica A Roeder

187 percent of goal achieved.

Goal: $500.00
Achieved: $937.08

I'm asking you to join me in support of the 2014 Walk MS in Denver on Saturday, May 3rd because this is a disease that is very important to me.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects millions of people worldwide. It is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms of MS may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.

MS occurs most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50. But as a mother, it troubles me most to know that 10,000 children in the U.S. are living with MS and another 15,000 have had symptoms that are suggestive of MS and these numbers are growing at an alarming rate. I don't want my young daughter (or my baby on the way!) to have to feel the affects of MS. Many individuals and their families face a lifetime filled with challenges and unpredictability because, as of today, the cause of MS is unknown and there is no cure.  The only certainty is that MS will affect yet another person every hour of every day. Help me put a stop to MS today, for your family and mine!

I've registered for the 2014 Walk MS because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed with this disease. The funds raised from this fun event help the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society provide programs, education and advocacy for the individuals and families affected by MS.  Additionally, funds also support vital research that will bring us closer a world free of MS. 

Because I choose to walk for those who sometimes can't, and because I choose to donate to the Walk, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."  As a woman, mother, wife, friend, family member, co-worker and biologist, a world free of MS is high on my priority list. Please join me in mobilizing others to address the challenges that MS brings to our lives. I'll be making every connection count on Walk day with my family and we'd love to have your company.

If you can't join us for the Walk please consider offering a donation to support families living with MS. If walking isn't really your thing, please consider participating in one of our other events: Bike, Hike or Muck Fest. We will also be hosting many fundraisers that will benefit our Walk MS team, so stay tuned!

Thank you for your support!

Jessica Roeder

 

My mother and daughter at Walk MS 2011
My mother and daughter at Walk MS 2011

 

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