Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and very often disabling disease that attacks the Central Nervous System and interferes with the brain's ability to communicate with the rest of the body. Symptoms vary depending on the amount of damage and which nerves are affected but can become severe enough to cause paralysis, blindness and even cause a person to lose their ability to walk or speak. The disease is most commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 20 and 40 who must learn to cope with the disease for the rest of their lives.
This frustrating disease has baffled doctors and patients for years. In the 1940's research was almost non-existent and there was a horrible lack of treatment options. Since the Multiple Sclerosis Society was formed in 1946, they have fueled research projects in pursuit of prevention, treatment, and a cure. We have come a long way, but still have a long way to go in understanding and conquering MS.
As a Massage Therapist, there is only so much I can do to help those who suffer from MS and I would like to do more to help them by riding with Team 24 Hour Fitness in the Bike MS 150 in Logan, Utah June 26th and 27th, 2010 to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society and help fund their research projects. But I can't do it alone! I need your support! I will be accepting cash, check, and online donations from now until the day of the ride. Make all checks payable to National MS Society and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the mailing address. To make online donations, visit my personal page at bikeutu.nationalmssociety.org Remember that even the smallest donations will help me reach my goal and they are tax deductible, so don't hesitate. Do what you can!
For more information on Multiple Sclerosis and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, visit their website www.nationalmssociety.org
Thanks for your support! Jenni Curtis, LMT massagebyjenni.com