Washington, Seattle - Walk MS 2014
Team Blitz is kicking off our 5th year of fundraising and I couldn’t be more excited! The excitement in our city is palpable and I’m literally having trouble sleeping at night thinking about how amazing our Seahawks are doing. I’m thrilled to share early details about this year’s Pub Crawl (April 12th) and Walk MS (April 13th) events.
Here’s a few things you can do to get started:
Sign up, raise money, or donate on this page! This is the best way to spread the word and is your first step in becoming a fundraiser
Come to the Pub Crawl - www.BlitzTacklesMS.com/pubcrawl
(You have to copy and paste these links)
Read a fun story Microsoft recently published - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/stories/people/ryan-asdourian.html
Mark your calendars for April 12th and April 13th!
So why do we do what we do?
Team Blitz is dedicated to raising awareness and money for Multiple Sclerosis research and education. In the US, more than 400,000 people, with a high prominence in the Northwest, are affected directly by MS.
I started Team Blitz five years ago, not knowing what it could become. Since then, we’ve raised over $300,000 and now have a whole crew of volunteers (my awesome friends) that are preparing for our biggest events ever!
If you are new, thank you for reading this. Thank you for becoming involved. I was diagnosed a little over 5 years ago with MS. It has been difficult at times to cope with, but I am incredibly lucky compared to other people I have met and how this disease affects their daily lives. I also sit on the board for the MS Society and I work often with people that inspire me every day to keep moving us closer to the goal of finding a cure for MS.
The money that we raise together has impressive results and the MS Society has one of the lowest administration costs and uses the money to drive forward research, programs and help people in need. When I was diagnosed, there were only 4 FDA approved drugs on the market. There are now 10! Our progress is encouraging, but it is still incremental - these drugs don’t cure the disease and can have painful side effects.
Together, at the end of the day, we do this because we care about people who struggle to sleep, find normal walking difficult and can’t live normal lives because of MS. As always, thanks for your support, thank you for making a difference and thank you for helping me spread the word.
|Denotes a Team Captain|