It is an honor for me to be included and recognized by so many people in so many ways.
My blog is now published on four websites and is viewed an average of more than 100 times per day. In just eight months my blogs have been viewed more than 22,000 times. I am truly honored that so many people have included me in their lives.
Our activities with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society continue to grow and expand. This Sunday is Walk MS 2009 and nearly 6,000 people will participate in the event. We expect to have at least 80 people walking with us and on our team. That will be our largest single group of walkers to date.
It is not too late to join and support us. Click here: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/CALWalkEvents?px=4440260&pg=personal&fr_id=10168
As a result of our efforts, we have twice been included in the Society’s “Tour of Champions.” For us, being included in this group of top fundraisers from around the country is a great privilege. The participants are all extraordinary, motivated and caring. They are also all making a difference in the world.
Beginning next month, I will begin leading a Community Support Group for our local chapter of the Society. This monthly meeting is a forum for those of us affected by the disease to discuss and exchange information and ideas on living better with MS. For me, it is the next step in how I can better serve others living with and challenged by this disease.
FINALLY, (I saved the best part for last) I am on TV!
Our local NBC affiliate, KNBC, just aired a segment on "Living with MS" and our upcoming Walk and the segment features ME! If you missed it on TV, you can view some of the footage by going to http://www.nbclosangeles.com/health/topics/Living-with-MS.html There are four short segments to watch and they have really given me an opportunity to share some of my thoughts. If you already know me, there are no surprises. If you don’t me, than this is an opportunity for us to get acquainted.
I cannot begin to tell you how it feels to be asked, included and representing our MS community. The acknowledgement and recognition I get as a result of my participation is extraordinary. It is an honor.
My thanks to all of you for your continued encouragement and support.
Participate. Make a difference. Live a life that matters.