Friday, April 5, 2013

MS Walk

Even though I’m in the midst of the A to Z Challenge, I need to get this annual post out.  That’s right boys and girls it’s my annual plea for money.  On May 4th, we (my family) are doing the MS Walk to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.  Here’s the post from last year after the walk.  For those not aware, my wife has MS.  She was diagnosed a few years ago but has battling it for many years, maybe over half her life.  But we have done this walk for 3 years now, and this year there will be a few changes.

  • The Positive - We should have a lot more money to donate this year.  Cheri has been planning a 31 party and has worked out a deal with the local 31 representative.  We have rented out a local fire station (it’s really cheap) and she is throwing a fundraiser 31 party.  She has been busting her ass making the food and planning this.  She even got the local theater to donate 24 hours on their marquee for someone to win.  And we bought tickets for a 50/50.  Why a 31 party?  The 31 agent is donating 25% of all sales to the MS Walk.  And this agent has been great as well, with giveaways and such on the Facebook page.  The biggest part is Cheri is learning a lot about fundraising and will probably start earlier and have a bigger party next year.
  • The Negative – As it is looking right now, this will be the first year that Cheri won’t be able to walk.  If you followed this blog any, you know she has been fighting a ruptured disc which was pinching a nerve in her foot.  She has been getting steroid injections right into the site and things are getting better, but there will be no way that she would be able to walk it.  So I’ll be pushing her in her wheelchair, she’s not happy about it.  But I think she is more than making up for it with the party.

I’m not going into all the issues that Cheri deals with, just click the MS tag on the right and you can find out.  But what I am going to do is ask for your help.  I’ve asked for donations before and if that’s what you want to do, that would be awesome.  But this year, you can also help by placing an order for a bag, then we both get something.

Donate or not, I’ll still love you.  But if you donate, I’ll love you more.


The 31 party is on Saturday and that is also the last day you can make online orders so go do it now if that’s the option you want.

Thank you all for reading even if you can’t donate.  Believe me, I understand being broke.

National MS Society- Walk MS- Michiana 2012

1 comment:

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