Talking with Mara Matos

Written by on May 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

Ken Gagne interviews Mara Matos, captain of first-year team Mars Stars, about corporate fundraising and what she'll do differently her second year.

Mara MatosWelcome to MS Challenge Talk, a weekly audio recording that introduces you to the people and stories behind MS Challenge Walk.

Mara Matos walked her first MS Challenge Walk in 2011 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. She's back in 2012 as captain of a brand-new team, the Mars Stars. In MS Challenge Talk, she speaks with Ken about fundraising in the workplace and getting corporate matching for charitable donations; how she can walk 50 miles without training or blisters; and how she ended up gracing the cover of this year's fundraising & training guide.

Mentioned in this show is the packing list the NMSS recommends for the MS Challenge Walk weekend; see page 32 of this guide for details, or read one walker's suggested packing list. To fundraise through Facebook, go to your Participant Center and click the blue "Fundraise with Facebook" button.

Welcome to MS Challenge Talk, a weekly audio recording that shares the stories and experiences of veterans of those who have walked three days and 50 miles to bring the world closer to a cure for multiple sclerosis, courtesy the National MS Society's MS Challenge Walk. You can subscribe to the show for free in Apple iTunes!

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