A message from Karen (Camuso) Ferris, founder of Swing Fore MS:
MS is an unrelenting opponent. It’s difficult to diagnose, there’s no cure, and it presents uniquely in each individual.
I was diagnosed with MS almost 30 years ago and for the first 22 years had only a handful of mild episodes. I was managing my MS as well as one can manage a debilitating condition. Everything changed dramatically on September 1, 2010 when I had an episode that can only be described as life altering. When getting up for work I got out of bed and literally fell and could not get up. From that day forward my condition took a nosedive as I had to transition from a cane to a walker to a scooter and finally a motorized wheelchair. I gave up driving and had to retire from my Human Resources career to focus on maintaining my strength.
There are over 2.5 million people who have MS. We don’t ask for sympathy, but rather your help to eradicate MS.
Starting the Swing Fore MS event in 2016 helps myself, friends and supporters feel we have an opportunity to change the lives of people affected by MS and fuel progress toward a world free of MS. Your support is critical as we move forward with better and more effective treatments and a cure.
Please support Swing Fore MS. Swing Fore MS has an ambitious fundraising goal because with broad support we can get there. The money raised will help fund amazing MS research, as well as programs and services that ensure people affected by MS can live their best lives. This cause is really important, so help end MS forever so there truly is a world free of MS.
Our goal—a world free of MS.
We’ve created a fundraising activity to help change the lives of people affected by MS and help fuel progress toward a world free of MS. We’d love your support as we prepare for this and if you want to do more than make a donation, join us!
Please support our activity today.
We’ve set an ambitious goal because we know that with support from people like you we can get there. The money raised will help fund amazing progress in MS research, as well as programs and services that ensure people affected by MS can live their best lives.
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.
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