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Lakeshore Splashers raise close to $5,000 in this year’s Birmingham MS Walk — so far

April 18, 2014

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As I have mentioned before in this blog, I am a member of an MS aquatics exercise class at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s a wonderful class and support group that I believe has helped keep my MS from progressing during the 15 years since I was diagnosed. 

For the seventh year in a row, the class formed a team known as the Lakeshore Splashers and participated in the Birmingham Walk MS on April 5. Most of our 13 team members have been diagnosed with MS. We worked hard this year to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Alabama/Mississippi chapter.

And less than two weeks after the walk at Homewood Park, the Splashers have already collected close to $5,000 in pledges. That amount includes donations from friends and family members as well as personal contributions from team members. And the money is still coming in!

Congratulations, Splashers, and thank you for helping to make the April 5 Birmingham Walk MS a success!

NOTE: The funds raised through events such as the Birmingham Walk MS allow the Alabama/Mississippi chapter of the National MS Society to continue providing necessary support to people affected by MS.  Newly diagnosed support, lending library, support groups, peer support network, and emergency financial aid are just a few examples of the programs provided by this chapter.  These events also raise funds to continue cutting-edge research to help find a cure for this auto-immune disease that affects the central nervous system.

 For more information about the National MS Society, how proceeds from Walk MS are used, or the other ways you can do something about MS now, visit the chapter’s website at http://www.nationalMSsociety.org/alc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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