May update

Written by on May 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Dear MS Challenge Walk Participants,

Summer is right around the corner and so is the MS Challenge Walk! Have you started your training and fundraising yet? If you haven't, now is a great time to start. Your commitment to this event will make an enormous difference in the lives of those with MS. With a little bit of work and perseverance, you will easily meet your goals. The MS Challenge Walk Team will be here to help you along the way.

Training Walks

Lace up your shoes and hit the trails! This summer we will be offering two opportunities to train with fellow Challenge Walkers. For each Challenge Training Walk you attend, your fundraising account will be credited $50 in bonus bucks!

August 7, 8 AM – 3 PM
D. W. Fields Park
156 South Street
Avon, MA

August 29, 8 AM – 4 PM
Nashua River Rail Trail
7 Main Street
Ayer, MA

If you are interested in walking in any of these training walks, or if you are a Crew member and would like to help out, please contact the MS Challenge Walk Team to sign up.

Check out a list of other suggested walking trails on our Web page!

Team Contest!

The MS Challenge Walk Team that recruits the most NEW WALKERS on their team will receive special benefits the weekend of the walk. Benefits will include recognition at the Challenge Walk start and reserved tables at the evening programs.

This year's MS Challenge Walk is only two days due to the holiday, what a great way to get new walkers involved in the Challenge! Ask friends and family who in the past could not make the three-day event due to work or school conflicts.

Also, please use the videos from the 2009 Challenge Walk on YouTube in your recruitment efforts! Check out the videos here!

We will keep you all updated on the recruitment efforts of the top teams in future emails. Good luck!

Every Crew is a Super Crew

We are encouraging all crew members at the Challenge Walk to become a member of the Super Crew. A member of the Super Crew is someone who raises at least $200 for the MS Challenge Walk. Last year, crew members raised over $50,000 for the MS Challenge Walk. Members of the Super Crew will receive a Super Crew cap and 2010 pin to commemorate their success. As of right now, we only have a handful of Super Crew and would like to add more, so please send in your donations!

Challenge Blog Forum

Ever post a question to Facebook and forget to look at it a week later to see if anyone answered? Or maybe it got buried among many other updates and no one saw it. We now have a dedicated place for walkers to talk to each other, sharing stories, advice, questions, and laughs.

The Challenge Blog message board lets anyone 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 read quietly or jump in with your own messages. You'll receive automatic updates anytime anyone contributes to your conversation, so you'll never miss a thing.

No need to register or sign up for another service — you can log in using your existing Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, Twitter, AOL, or Flickr account.

Visit our new message board today and introduce yourself!


Thanks again 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.

Thank you for reading our monthly update! Is once a month not often enough? You can get Challenge Walk emails every week with fundraising ideas, training opportunities, inspiring stories, and more. Sign up at the Challenge Blog.

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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