Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Walk MS

Mom and Dad have a dear friend (Nikki) who was diagnosed with MS several years ago. Three years ago she decided she was going to participate in the Walk MS 5k in Marietta, Georgia, which is really out of character for her. So when she said she was in, Mom and Dad signed up right away. The first walk was a little more than she expected, and Nikki needed a little break midway through. The Georgia heat, combined with the exertion, is a little tough on the MS. Last year's walk went better, although Nikki was having some issues with sensation in her feet and legs. But Nikki powered through. This year looks to be a great time for the walk. Mom and Dad will be joining Nikki in two weekends as she does another 5k.

Now I don't often try to fund raise on the blog, but the walk is quickly approaching and Mom is off her goal. Mom set a big goal of $750. Dad, knowing they pull from many of the same donors, set a "free t-shirt" goal of $100, which he has met thanks to the wonderful generosity of DKM and Max's Mom. (They've done their share of walking, so they understand.) I know times are tough for everyone right now, and we all like out catnip and treats, but if you have a spare dollar or two and are able to support this worthy event, I know Mom and Dad would appreciate it greatly. I don't have fun prizes to raffle off, but maybe we'll do that for next year (I think Mom's looking at trying to do a big walk with DKM and Max's Mom).

If you'd like to support Mom, you can donate here.

Thank you for any support you can give. If you can't donate, then purr. That helps too, and we appreciate purrs just as much.

6 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We shall share this. I know that MS is an important cause for the Woman because she has a good friend who has it. And she has several wonderful patients who struggled.

Prancer Pie said...

Kudos to the pawrents and good luck, too!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

This is an awesome thing for your humans to do!

JC said...

Hope the weather is good the day you walk.

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

Thanks for your support!
--Jasper

Shaggy and Scout said...

My niece Katie died of complications of MS last November. She was 30.
It is a disease close to our hearts among a few others, like juvenile diabetes(my grandmother, sister, nephew and son), sarcoma(my husband), and scleroderma-which my sister age 60 had in the worst possible form. She died Dec 23, 2010. So many things to conquer!