Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Multiple Sclerosis Walk April 18 2010

I know lots of people who eat gluten free for various health conditions, including eczema, parkinsons, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis (MS), just to name a few. A dear friend of mine has a family member who was diagnosed with MS, and every year she takes the time to raise awareness by participating in the annual MS Walk in Sacramento. There are multiple MS walking or biking events throughout the country all year long. My husband and I have joined her walking team and will be out early the morning of April 18 to support a good cause. I urge you to assist her in raising money for MS research. If you've got a change jar at home, even just a $1 dollar donation is better than saying maybe next year. Here is her story:

"I wanted to bring something to your attention that means a lot to me and has an effect on my daily life. My mother is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). You may have heard about it before, or know someone who is diagnosed with it. If not, MS interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving.

Every day can be a struggle when suffering from the symptoms which are changes in sensation, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving; difficulties with coordination and balance; problems in speech or swallowing, visual problems, fatigue, and acute or chronic pain. With the help of people like you, the National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person whose life is affected by MS and helps them stay connected to the great big moving world.

Every year I do this walk for my mother Sally. She is a wonderful, strong and caring woman! She is the type of person that if someone she loved was in her same position, would be by their side walking this walk. She has her struggles with this disease, but yet continues to be an amazing mom, grandma, and friend! So lets all come together for her and for the hope for a cure!"

To make donations to my friend's cause directly please click here

To make a general donation to the National MS Society please click here

(If you can't join us at the capitol April 18, there is also a walk in Roseville April 17)

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