Moving Closer To A World Free of MS
Normally I would be writing about common car troubles and providing maintenance advice, today I wanted to talk about something more.
A few weeks ago, on an unseasonable cold and windy 64 degree Saturday, four brave souls from Kewaskum decided it was a good idea to drive to Grays Lake, Illinois. Why? One word, MuckFest MS. A 3 mile course full of mud and tricky obstacles that tested our strength, endurance and mental fortitude. You may ask again, Why? Myself, my wife Cara and our friends Renee and Jeff Dorn went to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by raising funds to help research a cure for MS. We chose this event because 100% of the money donated goes to support their mission. In addition to Muckfest MS, The National MS Society puts together other fun fundraising events including Walking and Biking in their effort to stomp out MS. Their Society achieves the highest standard of accountability, ethical practice, organizational effectiveness, and good public stewardship. In 2014 alone they devoted over $150 million to aide people and programs.
Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 2.3 Million people worldwide, and as a difficult disease to diagnose most likely many more. It manifests differently for every person and is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. MS has touched many of our lives, all four of us have someone in our lives affected by MS. It is a silent and often unseen disease whose symptoms can come and go like the wind or persist without reason. We did it for Debbie, for Carrie and for everyone else out their fighting. It's a great feeling to give back and to participate in bettering our world. We never know what someone may be struggling through in silence, MS is a great example of a hidden fight.