Thursday, February 3, 2011

MS Walk

Dear Friends and Family,

In 2008, my friend Tara found out that she had MS.  (To find out more about what MS is, click here.)  She decided to do something about it and help raise money to research MS through The National MS Society's Walk MS.  She has been doing it every year since.

Last year I had the chance to participate as a walker.  I was amazed at how many people gathered in Salt Lake to donate and support research on MS and help those who have been diagnosed with it.  Here are some pictures from that event:

Huge crowds with tons of balloons.

This big room is where the balloons were coming from, and I loved looking up and seeing all the "escapees."

Some very creative T-shirts for the teams.

Here's where we started our 3-mile walk.

Tara and me!

It was so much fun, and I really hope that lots more people will donate and participate as walkers this year.

The National MS Society is kicking off Walk MS 2011: Salt Lake City, Presented by Questar. I am planning to be a part of this inspiring event and I am asking you to join me in the movement to MS by making a contribution to support my effort.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the unpredictability of MS.  They simultaneously fund research for a cure while also helping people who currently live with MS lead more fulfilling lives.  I believe in the work they do, and I invite you to see for yourself all the good they've done for the MS community.  More than 400,000 Americans live with MS, and your support can and will make changes in their lives.

Why not join me at the event?  Side by side, as teammates, we can work together to raise the funds to make a difference.  I am a member of Tara's team, the Hoppers.  We would love to have you join us.

If you can't come, please make a donation.  You can donate to my page, to Tara's page, or to the Hoppers group.  If you don't want to support this group directly, you can donate to the National MS Society directly.

Please help by making a donation - large or small - to end MS.  Whatever you can give will help! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.


  1. I just might have to join you. My dad has MS, so this is definitely a cause I believe in ... I just haven't taken the opportunity to support it because I didn't know about this event before now. Way to advertise!

  2. You are so awesome Merry! What a great cause. If I lived there I would totally join you! Great advertisement too! I will pass the word :)