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Shelby Day 2018
Shelby Day 2018


Shelby Day 

 Supporting Smilin' Phil's effort to raise funds for

Multiple Schlorsis Research

Rim Golf Club

October 20, 2018 

“It is not a matter of if there will be a cure for MS, it is a matter of when.”

 “The more resources we invest in research - the faster the cure will come.”

 “$$ = speed ”

This year will be our 7th Shelby Day. Thanks to friends and family we have raised over $120,000 to go to MS research! 


2012 & 2013 $20,310
2014              22,000
2015              22,860
2016              25,600
2017               32,435

TOTAL             $123,205


 When our son Phil was diagnosed in 2005, he was 45 years old and we were all shocked!! As many of you know Phil was a runner, biker, and an extremely active person. For 10 years he had symptoms that didn’t impact his life style, then two and a half ago he began to have mobility issues due to less control of his legs.  Since his diagnosis in 2005, Phil has been doing so much to KILL MS. MS hasn't stopped him from moving.  Many people aren't so lucky.  PLEASE READ PHIL'S UPDATE LETTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS FOR MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS.

MS is close to our heart because our son was diagnosed in 2005 when he was in his early forties. Please read Phil’s letter below that shares his story, and his current status.  Our family is honored that our friends and family are so supportive and generous. Please join our team and plan to golf and/or donate to this never ending effort to fund more critical research which will benefit so many. We love all donors, whether they golf or cheer us on virtually. Help Smilin' Phil Kill MS. OUR GOAL FOR Shelby Day 2018 IS $18,000. WILL YOU HELP US REACH THIS GOAL?  As in the past Sybil and Shelby will match the Shelby Day donation. MORE $ FOR RESEARCH!

The easiest way to help is through this Shelby Day’s Activity page. If you’d like to donate click the first button, which says “Donate to Our Activity” then all donations will funnel to MS under Smilin' Phil. For your tax records you will receive an official donation receipt from MS. If you would like to please email Sybil directly - - if you have any questions.


Sybil and Shelby Yastow - Mom and Dad

Sara and Bob Silver - Sister and Brother

Steve and Arna Yastrow - Brother and Sister

Phil and Jayne Yastrow Hello from Phil Yastrow

Hello from Phil Yastrow

Good news-not great news, but good news. Great news would be that we found a cure for MS. Good news is we are making a lot of progress.

When I was diagnosed with MS in 2005 there were only 4 drugs to reduce or even stop the damage of MS. Today there are fifteen. The increasing amount of research is possible by the increasing awareness of this terrible disease. Donations from individuals like you who want to see the end of MS are making a difference. It is undeniable that more money will lead to the faster discovery of a cure.

About a year ago I was selected or a clinical trail for the first drug claimed to repair the damage caused by MS. It is hard to say if I am being cured after just 9 months, but I have a very high level of confidence we are on the right path.

The other MS drugs are meant to slow down and hopefully stop the damage caused by the immune system destroying the fiber surrounding the nerves (the myelin) For the last 5 months, I have started treatment from the newest of these drugs, Ocrevus. The results appear to be promising.

My mobility problems are not gone, however, they have stabilized and I am learning how to better deal with them. The best way is to take advantage of the early hours in the day and limit activity in the later hours. I have researched other variables such as temperature and altitude, which is proof my engineering mind hasn’t been compromised!!!

Things are going well, but I want them to be going GREAT for myself and all the other people who dealing with this terrible disease.

I encourage you to join Team Smilin’Phil and go to and search for a cure!

(My mom is anxiously awaiting an email from NMSS that you have joined the team).

Best regards to all,


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About MS

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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