Share your stories on the Challenge Blog message board

Written by on May 24, 2010 at 10:47 am

The MS Challenge Blog's message board is a forum where any walker, crew member, or volunteer can share stories, ask questions, and get advice.

It's been said that "multiple sclerosis is a terrible way to meet wonderful people." And it's true: although few of us would wish this condition on anyone, it nonetheless brings us together to share a common goal, inspire each other to greatness, and become the best of friends.

Although the Challenge Walk is the best opportunity to engage in that team spirit, the Internet brings us ways to keep in touch year-round. Today, I'd like to introduce you to a new way to meet your fellow walkers online.

This blog now sports a message board where anyone can post their thoughts. Whether it's fundraising, team-building, training, or gear, you can write about whatever topics YOU want to talk about. You can answer other people's questions, comment on their stories, and share your own. It's completely up to you whether you want to quietly read or jump in with your own messages.

Chances are you already have an account on another service, be it Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, Twitter, AOL, or others. Don't worry — the Challenge Blog forum isn't yet another site for you to sign up for! You can log in with the same username you use on those other sites. Once you do, you can even be automatically emailed anytime a conversation you've participated in receives a reply. No more having to remember to check back to see if anyone's responded to your question — now you won't miss a thing! If you want to see every message posted to the forum, you can also sign up for email alerts.

Visit our new message board today and introduce yourself! If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know.

UPDATE: The forum was closed on Monday, November 14, 2011. Thanks to all who participated!

Ken joined the MS Challenge Walk in 2005, more than a decade after his mother was diagnosed. After walking for three years and 150 miles, he switched to the support crew and now rides his bicycle along the trail, providing whatever encouragement (and snacks!) he can to the 600 walkers. He is also an alumnus of the event's steering committee and is this site's webmaster.

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