April update

Written by on April 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Dear Challenge Walkers and Crew,

The Walk Will Challenge You,
The Experience Will Change You.

Can you believe we are only five months out until the MS Challenge Walk? If you haven't started already, now is the time to begin training and fundraising. The MS Challenge Walk Team is here with you every step of the way.

Great News!

The 2010 Challenge Walk approximately 100 walkers ahead of 2009 at this time! Please continue to keep recruiting new walkers and donors by using our MS Challenge Walk videos on YouTube.

Training Walks

Training season is finally upon us! The Greater New England Chapter is offering some great opportunities for you to start your walking this Spring!

One-day Walks:

For MS Challenge Walkers, there are no registration fees or fundraising minimums to participate in a Greater New England Chapter Walk MS event. Routes range from 3 to 8 miles (Both MA and NH Journey of Hope Walks are 8 miles) and there are many locations to choose from! Check out the schedule of walks.

If you are interested in walking in any of the one-day walks, please contact the MS Challenge Walk Team to sign up.

We are looking for more training walks! If you or your team would like to organize a training walk for the MS Challenge Walk, please contact the MS Challenge Walk Team.

Walk Facebook Page

The MS Challenge Walk has a new home on Facebook! Become a fan of our page to stay in the loop of news, events, and advice about the Challenge Walk. Meet your fellow walkers and check out our videos, photos, and Twitter stream all from Facebook.

MS Challenge Walk Blog

The MS Challenge Blog is gearing up for another season of training tips and inspirational stories. From team building to gear recommendations to a fundraising event calendar, the blog has everything you need to succeed. Would you like to share your experience with other walkers? Consider being a blogger and earning some bonus bucks for you and your team! Please email us if interested.

Challenge Walk Friday Night Festivities!

Although this year's Challenge Walk will take place on two days rather than three, we will be opening the Cape Cod Sea Camps on Friday evening to kick off the event! Participants will be able to "check-in" and get their credentials, stay over in their cabins that night, and mingle with other walkers and crew in our Big Top Tent! The theme of Friday night's festivities is "The 50's" so feel free to come dressed for the event!

For those of you who have walked in the past, we will be beginning the walk on Saturday morning from the Cape Cod Sea Camps and walking the usual Saturday and Sunday routes. The Sunday Finish will still include the BBQ at the Wixon School and the parade down Main St. in Hyannis. As the event nears, we will provide you with more information but in the meantime, if you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the MS Challenge Walk Team.

Team Shirts for the MS Challenge Walk

Are you considering making Team Shirts for the MS Challenge Walk? Check out the Greater New England Chapter's Spreadshirt page. We have partnered with Spreadshirt.com to create an easy-to-use application to design and order shirts. You can order as many or as 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.

You can design team hats, t-shirts, jackets, and more! Choose from any style, color, cut, etc. Use the pre-selected images or upload your own. Once you have designed a t-shirt you can order for the whole team or customize yours individually (to let each teammate customize their shirt with their names just email your final image to challenge@mam.nmss.org and they will add it to the Image Gallery).

Thank You

Thank you for your participation in the MS Challenge Walk. If you and/or your team would like to get together to discuss training, fundraising, logistics of the Challenge Walk, please reach out to Todd Krohne and Kara Kelley, the MS Challenge Walk Team, at mschallenge@mam.nmss.org. We are happy to assist in any way we can.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater New England Chapter
101A First Avenue, Suite 6
Waltham MA 02451
800-344-4867

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

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