Danielle Pozun fundraising for National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Cara and I will be running the Ouachita Trail 50 Miler in April 2013. To help motivate us, we've chosen our run to support MS research!
This charity will help to benefit many young people who are affected by this disease. Your contributions to this organization are near and dear to our hearts, and we appreciate your support!
Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.
The national MS Society is a driving force of MS research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function and end MS forever. Through its 50-state network of chapters and the combined efforts of volunteers, donors, researchers and health care professionals, the Society provides significant outreach, education and support to individuals and families who are impacted by the disease.
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Because we were terrible at every other sport, running became our passion. Instead of just running the race, we'd like to put those 9 hours of pure pain to good, and support something important. There is no cure for MS, but with enough brainpower, funding, and motivation, our generation can put a stop to this disease!
Love and Miles,
Danielle and Cara