Last-minute announcements and reminders

Written by on September 10, 2009 at 8:00 am

The Cape Cod MS Challenge Walk begins tomorrow! Here are some tips on early check-in, contest winners, packing reminders, and more.

The MS Challenge Walk extends beyond the challenges of training, fundraising and physical stress.  The MS Challenge Walk is about moving beyond our limits to create a world free of MS. This weekend, we will work together as a team and make a meaningful impact on people living with multiple sclerosis.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Hyannis Village Green Friday morning  at 7:00 AM to begin our journey.  Directions to the Hyannis Village Green are located in our Travel and Information Guide.  You can download this document through the Participant Center.

Please remember to contact the MS Challenge Walk Team with any questions or concerns you may have as the walk quickly approaches.

Packing Reminders

The Travel and Information Guide has information on what you should pack for the weekend.

  • Remember to bring your own water bottle, as this is a cupless event.
  • Do not forget your picture ID and cell phone when out on the route. We ask you to carry these at all times just in case of an emergency.
  • If staying at the Cape Cod Sea Camps, it is advised you bring your own towel, as the towels provided are very small.
  • Please bring a variety of clothes with you as the weather can be unpredictable on Cape Cod at this time of year.  We suggest bringing a sweater/sweatshirt and a raincoat just in case of inclement weather.
  • Are you a past walker or crew? If so, we are asking that you please try and recycle your name badge holder from a previous year and use it again this year.  Every dollar we can save by not handing out new holders, we can put towards the mission.

Please put the luggage tag you have received on your luggage and write your name and walker number on it.  You will drop off your luggage at the Kalmus Beach parking lot and it will be waiting for you after your walk at the Cape Cod Sea Camps.  Depending on the color of your luggage tag, your luggage will be placed in a certain zone depending on your cabin assignment.  If you have made housing arrangements off-site, your luggage will be waiting for you by the check-in tent at the Cape Cod Sea Camps.

Walker and Crew Early Check-In Reception

Early check-in will be provided for those walkers and crew arriving Thursday, September 10th at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.  Directions to the Cape Codder are included in your Travel and Information Guide.  At early check-in you will be able to pick up your walker/crew credentials and sign the appropriate wavier forms, drop off your change of clothes bag, and meet other walkers and crew.

For those unable to make the early check-in, you will be able to check in at the Hyannis Village Green Friday morning at 7:00 am.

Alcohol Policy

There will be beer and wine served at the Sea Camps on Friday and Saturday from 2:00 pm till 7:30 pm.  You MUST show proof of age to be served alcohol at the event, so please carry ID at all times.

Team Contest Winners!

There was a tie in the team contest! Congratulations to Bonnie's Believers and Walk With Wendy for recruiting the most new team members this year!  Both teams will get special recognition at the walk and reserved seating for the evening programs.

Last-Minute Fundraising Notes

We are striving to reach our goal this year for the MS Challenge Walk. Donations are coming in online and through the mail everyday and will continue to do so after the walk.  But we need your continued efforts to ensure we hit this mark.

Are there friends and family members who have promised to donate but have yet to do so?  We encourage you to send them an email or letter reminding them of their pledge.  We need all Challenge Walkers to reach their fundraising goals so that together we can all continue to create a world free of MS.  If you are having troubles reaching your goal, please do not hesitate to contact the MS Challenge Walk Team and we can work together to find the best fundraising methods for you.

Thanks to you all for your dedication to a mission we all hold dear to our hearts.  See you tomorrow!

The MS Challenge Walk Team

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Central New England Chapter
101A First Ave, Suite 6
Waltham, MA 02451

Kara is the former Development Coordinator for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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