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This week is fundraising week!

Written by on July 12, 2011 at 8:08 am

Have you reached your personal fundraising goal for the MS Challenge Walk 2011? This week (July 11–15) is a great opportunity to meet your goal as well as help to move toward reaching our overall Challenge Walk MS goal of $1,150,000!

Each walker is challenged to raise $1,500. Our goal is to support and encourage your fundraising efforts every step of the way! With that in mind, we are offering three special fundraising incentives for walkers and teams participating in the Challenge Walk.

We will be hosting an informational phone and online presentation for walkers to ask questions about fundraising and also to exchange unique ways to solicit donations! Visit the event's listing for details on how you can participate.

It's not too late to register your friends and family, fundraise and join the movement.

One of the keys to successful fundraising for the MS Challenge Walk is to ask absolutely everyone for support.  The more donors you solicit, the more donations you get!  The walker with the highest number of donors as of August 15th will 'feel the love' and receive special recognition along the walk route and lunch stop each day and during the evening programs.

Mini-Challenges This Week

Fundraise Online! Each person who raises at least $250 online this week will be entered to win a fabulous gift certificate for dinner at a local restaurant!*

Show Yourself Some Love! Did you know that walkers who make self-pledges and ask friends for donations typically raise up to six times more money than those who only do one or the other? Each person who makes a self-donation of $10 or more will be entered to win a gift card for Dunkin Donuts!

THE GRAND PRIZE: The person who turns in the most money this week will win an gift card!

Winners will be announced on the MS Challenge Walk Facebook page on Monday, July 18th.

*Participants must raise donations online to be eligible for prizes. Enter offline donations in your participant center before mailing the checks to our PO Box.

Danielle was a Development Manager for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society, managing MS Challenge Walk 2011 and 2012. Prior to joining the staff of the National MS Society, Danielle served as a crew team captain during the 2009 and 2010 MS Challenge Walks.

Read this blog on your iPhone or Kindle

Written by on May 31, 2009 at 1:57 pm

If you have either an Apple iPhone cell phone or an Amazon Kindle eBook reader, you can now read the MS Challenge Blog on these mobile devices. For the iPhone, you'll need the free Kindle for iPhone application. Then you can find us in the Kindle Store, where a subscription to the blog is only $.99 — 30% of which goes to the National MS Society. (Accessing this site directly, or receiving it via email, will both always be free.)

If you read the blog using either of these methods, please let us know what you think! Or if there are additional ways you'd like us to get content to you, please leave a suggestion.

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.