This Saturday, I'll be joining some friends to Walk for Multiple Sclerosis! I've never done anything like this before, and super excited at the chance to raise funds for such a great cause! AND it's not just a random fundraiser that I chose, I picked this one because my best friend Tina Frees was diagnosed 5 years ago with MS. From what I understand, thousands of people participate and join together for this amazing cause every year! I'm super pumped and already have met $125 of my $500 dollar goal!
Tina & I have been friends since the 2nd grade, no joke. And I know how blessed I am to have a friendship that's withstood years of trials, joys, tears, triumphs and adventure. And I would love nothing more to know that I'll have another 50 or so years left to experience even more with her! Please join me in supporting an amazing cause like this by making a small (or large!) donation to help with finding a cure for MS, so that friendships like mine aren't limited by time or ability ;-)
When I told Tina I wanted to do this on her behalf, she responded with this note:
"It's such an honor to have Kim doing this on my behalf. If you know me and if you don't, I was diagnosed with MS 1 month before my 30th Birthday (March 15, 2006). I feel blessed that I can still see, throw a baseball with my son, paint my daughters bedroom, laugh with my older daughter and travel with my husband. Not everybody does as well as I have done, and I know that at any point I could wake up and everything could change. But I don't worry about that.
MS is a crazy disease that has no cure and no known cause. There is a ton of great research going on right now and all the fundraising makes a huge difference. Not only does it go to helping find treatments and cures but it also helps with things like the summer camp my 2 younger kids get to attend this summer to meet other kids who watch their parents struggle like I do. They will get to play, learn, connect, and share with others what MS has meant to them. Your donations help pay for that. So thank you in advance for giving and helping Kim make her fundraising goals!"
You can donate by clicking here.