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Hitting 500

Written by on September 8, 2011 at 7:00 am

This year is the tenth annual MS Challenge Walk, and walker Barbara Carter of Mama's and Papa's will have done them all. Since last year's walk was "only" 30 miles, Barbara is doing an extra 20 this year on the Thursday before the official beginning to the MS Challenge Walk, so that the weekend will add up to a perfect 500 miles!

Anybody who would like to join Barbara is most welcome! She'll start at the Hyannis Village Green and follow the same route to lunch spot, dine a bit, then head back to Hyannis by reversing route, with a possible celebration at Spanky's.

(Please note: This walk is not sponsored or crewed by the NMSS.)

This is the events calendar, featuring official NMSS rallies and meetings as well as volunteer-sponsored fundraisers. Want to see your event listed here? Please submit the details, and we'll add it!

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.