Welcome to MS Challenge Talk, a weekly audio recording that introduces you to the people and stories behind MS Challenge Walk.
This week, host Ken Gagne speaks with Heather Hancock. Hancock first participated in MS Challenge Walk in 2003 in honor of her grandmother. A year later, Heather received her own diagnosis of MS. Her work as a physical therapist has given her a unique perspective on the trials of MS, yet she's never let it stop her from captaining team All Smiles for 50 Miles as she and her friends together walk the Cape Cod Rail Trail to defeat MS.
Heather is a published author, having written "Choosing Life: One PT tells her own story of living with multiple sclerosis" for ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine journal, as well as several blog posts about MS Challenge Walk.
Also in this episode: advice from steering committee co-chair Jack Enright, given to attendees at the Jumpstart your Fundraising brainstorming session on May 19, about how to conduct a letter-writing campaign. And be sure to check out the Training and Fundraising Guide to find a training schedule that works for you.