We've formed Team Sass on behalf of Mark Sasser for the 2018 MS Walk in Phoenix. We invite you to join us and together we can make a powerful statement supporting Mark in his journey and to keep moving toward a cure.
This is our 4th year participating in the walk and over this period of time, we have learned so much and experienced so much change. We have taken opportunities to educate our kids and their friends about this little known disease; we have learned how to travel with a wheelchair, we have learned to accept what we can't control and be grateful for our blessings, which despite this disease, are plentiful. The day of the walk is a chance for us all to be together, to make a statement, to raise awareness, to raise funds, to enjoy each others company, and be thankful for God's blessings and pray for/work towards a cure.
Join our team! Joining our team means you support critical funds to support local programs and cutting-edge research. We specifically want to help raise awareness and increase funding for the lesser known types of MS. Mark was diagonosed with primary progressive MS (PPMS) in July 2015, only about 10% of people diagnosed have PPMS and there is currently very limited treatment available for this type of MS.
Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms. Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, a disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms 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 moving us closer to a world free of MS.
Date: November 3, 2018
Start/Finish Location: Starts at Phoenix Zoo and Finishes at Papago Park - 1600 N. Priest Dr., Phoenix, Arizona 85281
Alison and Mark Sasser
The Pullen Family
Mrs. Shannon Quilling
Ed and Linda Fitzgerald
Mr. Mark Sasser
Patty J Peterman