Please complete your 2014 Challenge Walk MS fundraising by Aug. 31. If you need any inspiration or ideas on how to meet your fundraising minimum, contact Traci.Buss@nmss.org.
IMPORTANT: We’ll charge the credit cards on file on September 1 for the full remaining balance for anyone who has not met the fundraising minimum requirement by August 31.
The funds you raise support cutting-edge research as well as programs and services for people affected by MS. Each dollar makes a difference, and as we work together to raise money, our efforts add up to fund critical services and programs that drive our mission forward. From addressing basic needs to supporting wide-scale research efforts, your fundraising really does make a difference. Here’s a sample of your fundraising dollars at work:
$50: could provide a round-trip taxi to medical appointment
$100: could purchase a walker or shower chair
$250: could fund a transport chair; round-trip wheelchair ride to medical appointment, or a portable ramp
$500: could help fund a college scholarship for a high school senior who is living with MS or whose parent is living with MS
$1,000: could pay for a hospital bed; 1/2 of a standard chair lift; utility or rental assistance to two people living with MS
$43,000: could fund a research grant (average cost)
Each Challenge Walk MS participant takes on two challenges — the physical challenge of walking and the philanthropic challenge of raising at least $1,500 to move us closer to a world free of MS. Raising $1,500 can seem intimidating, but once you get started, you’ll be surprised by how easy it is. The easiest way to raise funds is to customize your personal webpage and share it with everyone you know!