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I'd like to introduce myself…

Written by on March 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

Hello! It is a pleasure to reach out to you today as your new MS Challenge Walk Manager and contact. I have just started to work at the Greater New England Chapter for the National MS Society and am excited to join the Challenge!

I have just moved to the Boston area from Philadelphia, where I was born and raised. In Philadelphia, for the past three years I was working at a homeless youth shelter called Covenant House, where I was in charge of all of their special events and fundraisers. Before that I interned at the National MS Society in the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter and am very familiar with all the amazing work that the NMSS achieves each year. I've loved Boston for many years and am excited to finally be living in such a great city and greater community!

I am grateful to be back at the National MS Society and I look forward to meeting you all. Please be on the lookout for future blogs from me with updates about the MS Challenge Walk, fundraising and training tips and other Chapter news.

I would love to hear from you about your past experiences with the MS Challenge Walk and if you have any questions for the upcoming one this year! You can e-mail me at aileen.callahan@nmss.org or call me directly at: 781-693-5102.

Let's keep making strides together!

Aileen is the Development Manager for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society responsible for the 2013 Challenge Walk. She has interned with the National MS Society at the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter with Program Events and is looking forward to working closely with the Steering Committee and Challenge Walk Teams to make this year's MS Challenge Walk a memorable one!

Talking with Sara Bromley

Written by on August 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

Sara BromleyWelcome to MS Challenge Talk, a weekly audio recording that introduces you to the people and stories behind MS Challenge Walk.

This week, host Ken Gagne speaks with Sara Bromley, captain of Sara's Steele. Sara participated in her first MS Challenge Walk in 2011. Despite being an employee of the National MS Society's Connecticut chapter, she tackled the event with the same training and fundraising requirements as any walker. In this interview, hear her speak from the three perspectives of a patient with MS, a walker, and an NMSS employee.

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Welcome to MS Challenge Talk, a weekly audio recording that shares the stories and experiences of veterans of those who have walked three days and 50 miles to bring the world closer to a cure for multiple sclerosis, courtesy the National MS Society's MS Challenge Walk. You can subscribe to the show for free in Apple iTunes!

Talking with Todd Krohne

Written by on May 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

Todd KrohneWelcome to MS Challenge Talk, a weekly audio recording that introduces you to the people and stories behind MS Challenge Walk.

This week, host Ken Gagne speaks with Todd Krohne of team Krohne's Buzzards. Todd's involvement with MS Challenge Walk began shortly after he was diagnosed with MS. He then moved from participant to organizer as Director of Development for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society, after years of which he is now again a walker. In this interview, Todd reflects on the changes to the walk and his relationship to it over the years, and the importance the event and its walkers play in the larger mission of the National MS Society.

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Welcome to MS Challenge Talk, a weekly audio recording that shares the stories and experiences of veterans of those who have walked three days and 50 miles to bring the world closer to a cure for multiple sclerosis, courtesy the National MS Society's MS Challenge Walk. You can subscribe to the show for free in Apple iTunes!

Let's make it happen!

Written by on April 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I am so excited to work with the many friends I have made over the years as well as begin to build new relationships with those that are embarking on this incredible journey for the first time! As we embark on our tenth year of the MS Challenge Walk Cape Cod, we will come together to celebrate how much of an impact we have had on those we have touched over time.

We have lots of work to do before we get to that finish line in September, and I am looking forward to working with everyone to make this year the most successful event ever.

For the time being, I urge everyone to get involved, stay motivated, and keep your focus! If you're not doing it already, start training for this undertaking — you can start by doing something as simple as walking about 30 minutes a day. Stay on top of your fundraising: engage your family, friends, and co-workers. And most important — get excited!

Please don't hesitate to reach out and contact me at any time regarding your questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to working with you all in the coming months to make this year's Challenge Walk an unparalleled success!

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.

Joyce Nelson's Challenge Walk blog

Written by on June 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Several chapters of the National MS Society have their own MS Challenge Walk. For most of us, walking just a single such walk is a vast undertaking. But for Joyce Nelson, the President & CEO of the National MS Society, each event is an opportunity to meet people from around the world who are dedicated to a world free from MS. So rather than dedicate herself to just one, Joyce is tackling them all.

As Joyce walks in several MS Challenge Walks around the country this summer and fall, you can follow along with her as she trains and walks. Follow her blog at http://nmssociety.blogspot.com/

Of course, we at the Central New England chapter are rather partial to our own walk on Cape Cod. Have you participated in any of our other national events?

Todd, formerly the Director of Development for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is now the the Regional Director of FAS Capital Giving at Harvard University. In addition to reading his blog posts, you can also find Todd on Twitter.

Your success at the MS Challenge Walk

Written by on May 5, 2009 at 7:00 am

On behalf of the staff at the National MS Society, Central New England Chapter, we would like to welcome you to the MS Challenge Walk.  Thank you for accepting the Challenge not only to walk 50 miles over three days, but to actively raise funds that will lead us toward a world free of MS. 

You are among a select few who will be giving much of yourself during this journey.  We appreciate your courage and perseverance as we work to end the devastating effects of MS.

To ensure your success in preparing, fundraising and walking in the Challenge Walk, we are here to answer your questions and strategize with you on fundraising.  Together, we will work to help you reach your physical and fundraising goals as it relates to the Challenge Walk.

Please don't hesitate to contact me at 781-693-5119 or todd.krohne@mam.nmss.org.  I look forward to speaking with you.

Take care,

Todd Krohne
Associate Director of Development

Todd, formerly the Director of Development for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is now the the Regional Director of FAS Capital Giving at Harvard University. In addition to reading his blog posts, you can also find Todd on Twitter.