On Sunday, April 6th I will be participating in Boston's Walk MS for the 6th year leading Team Kaliope. This year the walk is 3.5 miles and in a new location, the Boston University campus. I am very excited to see the new route for the walk! The first year I participated in Walk MS in 2009, I didn't know what to expect. When I entered the Harvard Stadium I was overwhelmed by the sight of thousands of people. We were all there for the same reason and I was overcome with emotion. Each year the sight of so many people still effects me, and I am so proud to be a part of such a special day!
Every year Abe and my sister, Annie have walked by my side to help encourage me. This year my sister will not be able to walk with Team Kaliope as she had a baby last month. Melanie was born pre-mature on February 7, 2014 at 3.2 pounds. I will miss having Annie by my side, but find this year is more important than ever to walk and fundraise as I never want Melanie or anyone else hear that there is no cure for MS!
In order to end MS we need to do it together! If you are able to help me achieve my fundraising goals, please go here to get to my secure personal page to make a donation of any amount. Every dollar counts!
This year I am hoping for nice, warm weather as Boston desperately would like spring to arrive. I have met many people along my journey and it is always so nice to see so many familiar faces at the walk and to have a friend walk with me. I always document the event with many photos to help remember the great time. I will be sure to blog about the event and share some of those photos with you!
Walk MS is really a special event, and if you haven't participated before, I suggest you check your local National MS Society chapter. Walks take place all over! I hope you will find the walk just as magical as me!