EVENT DATE: May 21, 2016
This year, my family and friends are participating in the St. Michael's Running Festival. "Team Bugz" is working to raise awareness and funds which will be donated directly to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system. However,the cause of MS is still greatly unknown. MS can cause many symptoms, including blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more. These problems may come and go or persist and worsen over time. It is unpredictable and manifests in every person in various ways. Often, it takes years to even diagnose. Please support Team Bugz and the MS Society in helping to end MS!