Monday, March 15, 2010

MS Walk Monday

This is going to be just a short post. We have a lot of good shows on tonight and I decided to wake up at 5:30 this morning to do Yoga so I'm extra sleepy tonight!

I'm so very excited that we once again, had to raise our team goal. We have now raised $3,080!!! Our new team goal is $3,500 and we have a little less than a month to reach it! We are currently in 4th place for money raised and Lou is in 3rd place for individually raised money-he has raised $1,285!!! I really feel like we are making a difference!!

Last week I was in our development's gym working out next to one of my neighbors. We somehow got on the subject of MS and she told me that she also had RRMS! She said that she was diagnosed ten years ago and had to stop taking her injections because the one she was on caused major flu like symptoms. She has a lesion on her brain the size of a note card and those injections made her feel so terrible that she could no longer stand the treatment. This is why we are raising money, so one day people living with MS won't have to inject themselves or feel flu like symptoms, welts, pain or any of the other side effects. It was just another reminder that this disease is far more common than many people realize. And another reminder that we need to do everything we can to help find a cure!

If you'd like to donate to our cause *any amount towards our goal is appreciated!* You can do so here:

Thank you! :)


Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I am on rebif and I have flu like symptoms the day after a shot (which is three days out of seven)...sometimes it's worse than others. I didn't tolerate copaxone at all so it just plain sucks. I try not to think about it too much but do look forward to the day when shots won't be a part of my life. You guys are doing great raising money- keep up the good work!