Dear MS Challenge Walk Participants,
In celebration of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, which coincides with the 2013 MS Challenge Walk, the Greater New England Chapter is adjusting the route to offer both a two days and 50 kilometers option, Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, and a three-day option, starting Friday morning, September 6, from the Hyannis Village Green, with a Thursday evening early check-in reception at the Cape Codder Hotel.
We will have two starting ceremonies, one on Friday, September 6 and one on Saturday, September 8.
Rosh Hashanah, the first of the Jewish High Holidays, begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, and ends at sundown, Friday, Sept. 6.
Early arrivals will be received at the Cape Cod Sea Camps Friday evening, Sept. 6. The formal start will take place at the Sea Camps, Saturday morning.
We are very pleased that this temporary change allows the MS Challenge Walk to take place the first weekend after Labor Day, which has been its routine position on the calendar.
The fundraising minimum for the MS Challenge Walk remains $1,500, and participants will continue to receive the support they need to reach their fundraising goal.
A detailed schedule will be published in the Challenge Guide well in advance of September 2013.
We hope you will join us again for the 2013 MS Challenge Walk, September 7 and 8.
This change in distance and days is only for the 2013 season. We look forward to returning to the three-day format in 2014.
Thank you for your understanding of this important change. See you on the Cape in 2013 for a spectacular MS Challenge Walk!
MS Challenge Walk Staff
Greater New England Chapter,
National MS Society
Lori is the Executive Vice President of Resource Development for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society. She has been with the Society for over 10 years. MS Challenge Walk holds a special place in her heart, and every year, it inspires her to continue her work on behalf of the 19,000 people with MS and their families the chapter supports.