Monday, April 12, 2010

Kim's Crew

This Saturday I am participating in the Pensacola Walk MS with my friend Kim to benefit the national Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kim was diagnosed with MS a little over a year ago but you would never know it by looking at the seemingly-healthy 33 year old. A few facts about MS, and why it should concern you:
  • Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system
  • MS is significantly more common (2-3 times) in women than men
  • Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50 (the ages of which me and my friends are smack dab in the middle of)
  • Orange is the official color of MS awareness, hence the font color of this post
  • While there are treatments available now which can lessen the symptoms of MS, there is No Cure for this disease
I am signed up for the walk in Pensacola on Saturday April 17th as part of Kim's team, Kim's Crew. The money we raise for the walk goes directly to the MS society to raise money for further research for MS as there is currently no cure. If you feel so led, you may contribute to our team by clicking here.

No comments: