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#WalkMS Frankenmuth 2015

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Today, I participated in the WalkMS event in Frankenmuth, MI that I mentioned in a post a few weeks back. This is my fourth year participating in this event. As I wrote on my walker identification card, I walked to support all those who are suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  

  
I again joined my friend Karasten, who suffers from MS, and her team, Karasten’s Crew.

  

This year both my husband, Michael, who also suffers from MS and my younger sister, Sheila, who suffers from NF (Neurofibromatosis) joined us for this event. 

  

The weather today was very hot and humid.  Because of how hot and humid it was, it took about 2 hours for our team to complete the just over 3 mile walk.  Some of the team stopped for ice cream during the walk, I wish I thought of doing that!  

  

We did complete the Walk and we have the buttons to prove it! 
My sister summed up this experience with this comment on a friend’s Facebook page:

“Went on a walk today. A walk to raise awareness and a cure for MS. It was a nice walk for a good cause.” 

  

I want to thank everyone who supported us by either spreading the word about this event or by donating through my personal page.  Especially author Natacha Guyot, who helped me reach my goal! 

  

I really, really appreciate this support from the bottom of my heart! 

#WalkMS Frankenmuth Adventure

Topic: WalkMS Frankenmuth 2013

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Today, I participated in the WalkMS event in Frankenmuth, MI that I mentioned in a post a few weeks back. This is my second year participating in this event. As I wrote on my walker identification card (see image below), I walked to support all those who are suffer from multiple sclerosis, especially, Michael, my husband!

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I joined the same team, “Karasten’s Crew“, as last year. The team members consisted of my friends and along with some members of their families. Below is the team picture we took at the end of the walk:

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The weather today was a bit cold and cloudy with a threat of rain, but was much better the storm we endured last year. The storm trapped all the WalkMS participants inside and all we could do was dance (see image below) instead of walking:

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The weather held and we actually were able to have a pleasant walk. Below are some of the pictures I took along the course:

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Below are some pictures of my friends, Tom & Pam, who encouraged me to join their friend’s team for this walk:

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Below is a picture of team captain, Karasten, who also suffers from the symptoms of MS:

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The team walked the 3.2 Mile WalkMS course (see map below) in about 2 hours.

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After we completed the walk, they gave us all 25th Anniversary buttons as a sign of our accomplishment!

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I had a great time today and I want to thank everyone who was there with us and for all those that donated through my personal page. In addition, on behalf of my husband, the team captain, Karasten, and everyone that suffers the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, I want to say “Thank YOU” for supporting me and my efforts to raise awareness and funds to help fight this unpredictable disease!!!

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