Why I Run
Some of you know that last year, my wife Stephanie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Although the news was very difficult to process at first, I'm happy to say that the outlook is positive.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the nervous system. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of the disease cannot be predicted and symptoms may range from numbness to paralysis or blindness. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Yet, with continuing research, advances are made every year in treating and managing MS to stop disease progression and restore lost function.
Keeping all of this in mind, I'm happy and excited to let you know that I will be running in this year's New York City marathon on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The marathon will take place on November 2, 2014.
I am reaching out to each of you in the hopes that you can make a donation to the National MS Society on my behalf. This endeavor and the promise that the Multiple Sclerosis Society holds means a lot to me and to our family. Below is a link that will take you to my homepage. Every little bit counts.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts and generosity!
Why You Should Support Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds that I collect to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs and services which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can fight this disease by simply running, because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution, we are now getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."
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