You’re Invited to Spring for a Cure on 4/19
February 21, 2018 No CommentsCategory: Activism
Tags: Find a cure, MS, MS Strong, Newly diagnosed with MS, Spring for a Cure, WAlk MS, multiple sclerosis, national MS society
When I was first diagnosed with MS, I felt like I was stuck – like stuck in quick stand and couldn’t get out. Yes, I was obviously terrified, confused, and well, just sad… but mostly, I hated the fact that I couldn’t do anything about the fact that I had this disease. Typically in my life, when I want something, I go after it.. I work really hard to get the results that I am looking for. But, with MS, I felt like I was pushed into a corner and couldn’t get out. I was stuck with an incurable illness that came out of nowhere. But, soon after my diagnosis, I realized that even though I couldn’t change the fact that I had this disease, I could change my behavior… my outlook… I could change my reaction.
All of my activism work, healthy eating and lifestyle changes started once I realized that I did have control over my own actions on how I tackled the disease. I could change my outlook and food intake, I could get on a medication, I could get advice and direction from the best doctors, and I could fight for a cure through awareness, activism and helping others. I was adamant that I would not take this diagnosis and fall. I would prevail and continue to move my life forward in the best way I knew how.
I may have MS but MS does not have me.
“Spring for a Cure”, a fundraiser I am hosting this spring, is one of the many ways I have chosen to take control of my MS. It’s another way I am able to change the future of this disease and not let it win. I will be part of the change; I will be a part of the cure.
You’re Invited to Spring for a Cure
Join me in my fight to find a cure on 4/19
Proceeds from this event and the silent auction will go towards my Walk MS team and the National MS Society. Did I mention this event will be awesome?!
Whitney Reynolds from “The Whitney Reynolds Show” on PBS will be our host for the evening, and there will be open bar, delicious bites, a great DJ, and awesome silent auction items at one of the most unique venues in the city, Loft on Lake. There will even be a guest appearance by, Sarah Rodriguez, the President of the National MS Society, IL. What more could you ask for on a Thursday night?
Tickets are available now at an early bird rate of only $90.
Can’t make the event but want to support my fight? Please donate here. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.
I want to offer a special thanks to ComEd, our event sponsor, and to all of you who’ve continuously shown your support since my diagnosis. I’m incredibly humbled, and proud to tell you that in just three years, we’ve raised more than $80,000. This year, we hope to hit $100,000!
Hope to see you there!