A message for team captains

Written by on July 18, 2014 at 11:07 am

Amy Scannell offers these tips to MS Challenge Walk captains in the last two months before the big fundraising event!

Hello, Captains!

Can you believe that the Challenge Walk Weekend is less than 2 months away?

Raising $1.1 million every year is no small feat, but you are no ordinary group of people. Not only have you committed to raising $1,500.00 and walking 50-miles in 3-days, but you have accepted the additional responsibility of leading your MS Challenge Walk Team in this fight against MS.

Challenge Walk is a fully supported event, and that support extends far past just the 3-days that we spend together. With everyone's fundraising in full swing, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that the Steering Committee is here to support you year round. We are committed to you and to the success of your team.

Do not hesitate to reach out to me, to the Steering Committee, or to Aileen Callahan at any time during your preparations for Challenge. Additionally, if you would like one of us to make outreach phone calls to any of your teammates, we are happy to do so.

Please also remember to advertise your fundraisers to your fellow walkers. Your teams hold such amazing fundraisers — and we want to attend them! Post your event on the Challenge Blog Calendar. Share the details on your Facebook profile (and ask your friends to re-share). These are all great tools for reaching our community.

Just a reminder – "Training Tuesdays", "Wisdom Wednesdays", and "Fundraising Fridays" are officially underway on the MS Challenge Walk Facebook Page. Be sure to like our Facebook page for these helpful tips.

Finally, don't underestimate the importance of training. We want to see your smiling faces under the Big Tent! Not under the Medical Tent…

Thank you all so much for your commitment to this cause. I am honored part of this event with you.

Every connection counts. Every step matters. Every dollar helps. Together, we are strong. Together, we WILL win this fight against MS.

With love,

Amy Scannell

Walker & Challenge Walk Steering Committee Co-Chair

Amy has been participating in the MS Challenge Walk since 2002, in honor of her father, who was diagnosed the year before.  In 2007, she joined the Steering Committee. She feels blessed to be accompanied by such an amazing group of people in this fight against MS.  Amy lives in Lowell, Massachusetts with her husband, son, and daughter.

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