The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is kicking off their annual Walk MS: Mid-Atlantic Walk event, on May 14th in Kannapolis, NC. Our newest intern, Katrina Kranz, plans on being a part of this event by walking and raising as much money as she can to help create a world free of MS. This is extremely near & dear to her heart.
Growing up with a mother diagnosed with this terrible disease, she realizes how strong every person is who is fighting their daily struggle with MS. It affects not only the people who are diagnosed with it, but also the families who help them every day. “A world free of MS would be amazing,” stated Katrina, “a lot of people are not aware of this terrible disease which slowly breaks down your immune system. It’s really terrible, yet it brings out the strength in everyday people such as my mom.”
Walk MS raises money for MS research projects and client programs (40% for vital national research searching for a cure, and 60% for local programs and services that assist people in this region living with MS). The funds also help to raise awareness about the disease and to educate the public about the FDA-approved drugs now available - medications which may delay or reduce future disability in many people with MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, causing symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Symptoms vary from person to person and from day to day, bringing uncertainty to those living with the disease.
One person can’t do it all, but we can all do our own little part to help find a cure. If you are interested in walking in the event, or making a small donation please contact Katrina and she will be happy to give you more information! Every event held is helping to get us closer to the day when no one has to hear the words, "you have MS."
*We are also planning on having a Twinkle Party soon, with a part of the proceeds going to this foundation. We will keep everyone updated on this when we set a date and place!*
Contact information: Katrina Kranz – email@example.com