Friday, March 18, 2011

MS Walk and Roll - Gettysburg

There is fundraising and then there is FUNraising. For a couple hours, one Sunday a year it’s all about people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Face-to-Face with other people living with MS and those who give a damn is even cooler than Facebook.

90 seconds of our last 5 years of National MS Society – Central Pennsylvania Chapter MS Walks kind of gives you the picture.
Of course, symptoms “R” MS and this year we are heading to the more wheelchair friendly Gettysburg MS Walk and Roll . 

It’s getting harder for Patti to sit upright in her wheelchair for any length of time and frankly less than fun to be jostled over cracked sidewalks, up and down curb cuts from hell, and frequently steep terrain.

MS symptoms of fatigue and incontinence also mean you have to maximize time. A mile loop over a paved walking path vs 4 miles, that’s as MS friendly as it gets.

Entertainment, snacks, re-enactors, and “Abe” well … that’s the FUNraising part of it all.

You are more than welcome to support and/or join our team, Patti’s Pride.   

Of course, Gettysburg is and will always be more than anyone person who ever walks or rolls there. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, later in April there will be a reenactment of Union and Confederate troops advancing into town, skirmishes, living history encampments, and an hour long cannonade of 150 cannon shots to salute the brave men and women who fought in the American Civil War. Invasion of PennsylvaniaGettysburg

However, I realize this blog is read far and wide so for your convenience here are links to find similar events near you MS Walk (USA)MS Walk (Canada)MS Wheel and Walk (UK)MS Walk & Fun Run (Australia)God Bless the Irish! They have a “muddy marvelous” MS Muck n SplashIndia, Iran and more … Raising MS awareness with art, food and sport 

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer 
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  1. good luck with the walk, Patrick and Patti; I think the one mile walk sounds ideal :)

    (I made a small anonymous donation, if I tell you about it, does that make it not anonymous? :)

  2. Sounds like FUN! An accessible MS walk – imagine that!


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