New Year update

Written by on January 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

Dear Challenge Walkers and Crew,

Happy New Year! Thank you for accepting the challenge and registering to walk in the 2010 MS Challenge Walk. We are already working hard to plan this special event and are excited about your participation in it. It will be the 9th year (can you believe it!) of the MS Challenge Walk and the event is the highlight of the year for so many walkers and crew who are committed to creating a world free of MS.

As you all know, this year's MS Challenge Walk will be two days and 50K. The MS Challenge Walk Team is finalizing details of what the event and more information will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the MS Challenge Walk Team with any questions or concerns.

Walker & Crew Welcome Packets

We are putting the finishing touches on the welcome packets that are sent to all registered walkers and crew. This packet includes your walker number (crew will not get a number), training t-shirt, Training and Fundraising Guide, and other important information to aid in your preparation for the MS Challenge Walk. It is our expectation that the packets will be mailed in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them. We highly encourage all Crew to try and raise at least $200 and become a "Super Crew."

Fundraise with Facebook!

"Boundless Fundraising" is a Facebook application that enables MS Challenge Walk participants to extend their fundraising efforts beyond their Participant Center and Personal Page. See our blog post for more details!

Challenge Walk Social Networking

Challenge Blog

This blog will give you a look at the training, fundraising, and inspiration that are a part of the experience. We hope to give you ideas, answer your questions, and invite you to share your thoughts and stories. You can leave public responses to these posts and to each other — no signup or registration needed! If you're organizing a Challenge Walk-related fundraising or training event, you can submit it to our event calendar.

Facebook

Are you a member of Facebook? If so, join the Cape Cod Challenge Walk's group on Facebook. Stay in touch with your friends from the walk and meet new people dedicated to the cause. You can post pictures of past events, discuss fundraising ideas, and receive invitations to upcoming events. (Also become a fan of the Central New England Chapter!)

Twitter

Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent updates. Join today to start receiving the MS Challenge Walk's updates.

Team Rallies

You are invited to join us for a night of fun and hanging out with other team captains and team members. The Central New England Chapter is hosting a series of Team Rallies designed totally with you in mind. What a great way to shake off the winter doldrums, have a little fun, and pick up some new fundraising ideas that are successful for other teams.

Worcester Team Rally
February 18th from 6-8pm
Jillian's
315 Grove St
Worcester MA, 01605

Boston Team Rally
February 24th from 6-8pm
Lucky Strike Lanes
145 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215

Southeast Team Rally
February 24th from 6-8 pm
Bertucci's
1285 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301

If you would like to RSVP you and your team, please email Todd Krohne or call 781-693-5119.

Team T-Shirts

Here is your chance to order t-shirts for your team! We have partnered with Spreadshirt.com to create an easy-to-use application to design and order shirts. You can order as many or few t-shirts as you want or need. They can even create and ship your order in less than 48 hours. The best part about it is that Spreadshirt.com will donate 20% of each order back to the National MS Society. Learn more in our blog post!

Thank you again for your commitment to the MS Challenge Walk. If you should need any help with fundraising or training, please do not hesitate to contact the MS Challenge Walk Team. We are with you every step of the way!

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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