Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Shameless Plug

Tomorrow is the 21st Annual MS Walk and Team Cooper is taking part for the fourth time.

Normally I am a total cynic about things that are MS group related. Call me crazy, but I have a Bad Attitude towards the disease that has devastated my life. It is one of those I-don't-want-to-belong-to-any-club-that-would-have-me-as-a-member things (with apologies to Groucho). Granted, there are worse clubs to belong to. But this one is pretty sucky.

However, the MS Society does do a lot of good work, both in directly helping people with MS (they loaned me the power chair I use for the walk, cheerfully and without question) and in supporting research. The walk is my tiny way of feeling proactive. And, believe it or not, it is actually fun. We walk on the boardwalk, we have a great group and it a terrific way to feel like we are doing something positive.

In my dreams, more than anything, I would love to have everyone of you incredibly wonderful people who read my blog come with us. To meet you all in person and be able to talk and laugh together would really be a thrill. Sigh. I know that is not possible, but how much fun would that be?!?!

Although, anyone close enough to Belmar is more than welcome!!

Barring that, any donation you could make to the MS Society for our team would be humbly appreciated. You can connect to my page here. We are more than halfway to our goal this year. Last year we exceeded it. I would love to be able to that again!

But finally, if you could just pray for us or keep us in your thoughts, that would be the best thing of all. Pray that we have good weather. Pray that we reach our goal. Pray that we find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Pray for everyone who has to deal with illness and hardship.

Thanks everybody!!!



manju said...

Best wishes for the Walk, Marie! I hope you meet a lot of friends along the way to make it seem shorter.

Expecting a detailed report afterwards...

tricia said...

Who could refuse a request such as that?

Margo said...

Hi Marie, I hope you have a great time on the Walk. I'll be thinking about you!

Pricilla said...

Have fun on your walk. I will be thinking of you. I don't have MS but do have a brain disorder that progresses like MS. Sucks, but that is life, eh?

Enjoy the boardwalk. Just hearing the word made me smile today.

Marie said...

Manju: Thank you!! I will prepare a report for all. :) Is there an MS Society in India?

Tricia: You are so sweet!

Margo: Thanks, your good thoughts were a help!

Pricilla: I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis!! That is horrible. I will keep you in my prayers. :)

The boardwalk was so crowded!! Next time I am up there, I will think Pricilla thoughts for you. :)

Pricilla said...

Sounds like a good day.
I have been living with it since 1996...

lilaphase said...

Wow - you are an inspiration.

Though the walk is over, I will pray for a cure for MS. I did rack up some points, after all : )