2003 to 2017
Fifteen Years and Hundreds of Miles
Join the MonSter Slayers on Our Final MS Challenge Walk
We’ve formed a team for Challenge Walk MS—an epic fundraising walk that is changing the lives of people affected by MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS. We’d love your support as we prepare for this incredible experience. If you want to do more than make a donation, join our team!
On October 28th and 29th, we’ll go the distance to end MS. It will take advance training, preparation and ongoing commitment from hundreds of other people in Maryland, NJ, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Virginia. What will really put power in our stride is your support and our commitment to those impacted by this disease. Every mile we walk brings us closer to our goal—a world free of MS.
Join the MonSter Slayers on our 15th MS Challenge Walk
Continue Making a Difference
This is the 15th , and final, year the MonSter Slayers are participating in the National MS Society’s MS Challenge Walk to raise awareness and funds for MS research and programs. We’d like you to join us in making a difference in the world. We are asking for your financial and emotional support. Will you please help us by making a contribution (any amount is greatly appreciated) to the National MS Society? Donations are tax-deductible and will go to fight multiple sclerosis (MS), increase public awareness of the disease, and promote health and fitness.
Don’t worry! The MonSter Slayer’s quest to stomp out MS will continue in 2018. The team will be participating in the Spring MS Walks (considerably shorter walks!) to continue our fundraising and awareness efforts.
Things have changed since the MonSter Slayers began walking in 2003. We are part of a global movement of millions of people working toward a world free of MS (www.nationalmssociety.org/Research/Research-News-Progress).
So much has been accomplished:
• The National MS Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world. MS Challenge Walk participants have walked, nationwide, more than 1.9 million miles to create a world free of MS.
• When Kathy was diagnosed in 2001 there were just four disease modifying therapies for people living with MS. Now there are 12, including oral therapies and the first therapy for those living with progressive MS.
• NMSS funded research has identified 200 genetic variations linked to MS. This offers new leads to identify how genes and other factors make people like me susceptible to developing MS.
• MS is more quickly diagnosed, enabling early and sustained therapy to slow disease activity and there is much greater awareness of the many symptoms of MS and ways to address them to improve quality of life.
The complexity of MS necessitates a holistic approach when it comes to research – a comprehensive strategy that can propel knowledge, better treatments, health care policies, and new disease management therapies forward, faster. Visit www.nationalmssociety.org/research for more information.
If you are a member of this team and would like to customize this page with a special message or team photo, please contact us and we can designate you as the team captain.
When you make a donation, you are changing the world for people affected by MS. Symptoms of MS range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide, and there is not yet a cure. Every dollar raised matters to those affected by MS. Thank you for your support.
Want to join our team?
We’d love to have you. Come walk with us and share in an experience that will change lives—including your own.