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Upstate New York Challenge Walkers

Written by on October 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Cape Cod MS Challenge Walk participants from upstate New York were highlighted in the MS Connections article, "50 Miles for MS" that appeared in the Upstate New York Chapter MS Connection newsletter.

Congratulations to teams The Hot Pack, Albany Angels, Wellness Crew, and Seize The Dej, and walkers John Henderson and Beth Farrell! And thank you to everyone who travels to Cape Cod to participate in the MS Challenge Walk. We appreciate everything you do to make our event a success and look forward to seeing you in 2012!

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.

News coverage in the Fitchburg Pride

Written by on June 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm

When I encouraged you to tell your story, I promised updates with success stories. Here's our first!

Barbara Carter of the Mamas and Papas got some great coverage in her hometown's newspaper, The Fitchburg Pride. The story is titled "Strides for a cure: Local team fundraises for MS Walk" and covers the social, physical, and financial aspects of the MS Challenge Walk. It's a great piece that brings attention to the cause, the event, and Barbara's team. That's the best kind of publicity — and it's free!

To get your own story out to the media, fill out the NMSS's online form, and their public relations firm will take care of the rest.

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.