Last year I walked like 8 miles. I think it was 8 miles. I can’t remember. All I know is that I joined a group of my friends and took off from the Art Museum (the Rocky Steps for you all not that intimate with Philadelphia) for a walk that invigorated our bodies as well as our spirits. I felt good afterward, even though my feet were hurting. It felt good because we walked for our friend Drew aka Drewfus and many others dealing with Multiple Sclerosis.
Being in Japan, I can’t lace up my sneaks and walk with the crew on Sunday, May 3rd in Philly. However, I’m still down with Team Drewfus as a virtual member. As such, I’m helping to raise funds for MS research.
Sure, I have a connection to MS because my boy lives with it everyday but what does that have to do with you? Well MS may already affect someone you know and love. YOU may even develop the disease. I assume that most of my readers fall between the ages of 20 and 50 years old… well that’s the age range where most adults will develop Multiple Sclerosis.
MS is a condition in which one’s immune system attacks it’s own nervous system, stripping away the protective covering around the nerve endings. Kind of like when you strip away the insulation around electrical wires, screwing up the signals. Like I mentioned above, MS starts to show up in younger adults and for some reason is more prevalent in women. There is no known cure for MS. According to the National MS Society,
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone – the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
If you are so inclined, please visit my team page and donate whatever you can. It’s a recession, that’s for sure, but you could be helping me or my friend or yourself at some point.
Go Team Drewfus!