I am joining Team MSAA for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2021 with the intention of raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
Every day, people with MS live with the unpredictability of this disease. They may face unbearable fatigue, balance and mobility issues, numbness, difficulty walking, heat sensitivity, blurry vision, or any others in a long list of symptoms. No one knows what causes MS and there is no cure. But with your support, there is help – and hope – for anyone affected by MS.
I had little experience or exposure to the MS community or how MS affects individuals prior to meeting my Mother-In-Law. Linda Rains is a vibrant, caring woman who pours her heart and soul into her friends and family. You would hardly know that she is affected by MS because she refuses to let it dictate her life. I am proudly running for Linda and for everyone afflicted with MS in the hopes that together we can find a cure and be the tipping point to move us in a positive direction towards management and curing this disease.
MSAA improves the lives of tens of thousands of individuals with MS, their families and their care partners each year by providing free, vital programs and services such as: a toll-free Helpline; award-winning publications including a magazine, The Motivator; dynamic website featuring educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™; a resource database, My MS Resource Locator®; equipment distribution; educational programs and activities; MRI funding; and more.
Your support helps make the free programs and services MSAA offers possible. Please consider contributing to my fundraising goal and help improve lives today!