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Why We Walk

Written by on April 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Tara Tonello and mom

Sara Follen and Jenna Wirth of Team Susie Q's

When we first decided to participate in the MS Challenge Walk, we were walking for our mom. As children, we watched our mom suffer from the debilitating side effects of MS. First, the loss of her mobility; then, the use of her arms and hands followed by her speech and her sight.

After her ten-year battle with MS, she lost her life. As children, we felt powerless and hopeless. There was nothing we could do to save our mom. As adults, we made the decision to walk in her honor hoping that it would give us a sense of peace.

The walk has given us so much more! Today, we still walk for our mom but with a sense of hope — hope that there will be a cure. We walk knowing that when we return next year, there will be new research and better medication for people with MS, and that the 50 miles we walked helped to fund that research.

Today, we walk not only for our mom, but also for our MS family. We look forward to coming back each year, and we are truly thankful for the relationships we have built over the last three years as MS Challenge Walkers.

Tara has been participating in MS Challenge Walk since 2010 in honor of her mother, Susan, who was diagnosed with MS in 2003. Her mom is her greatest inspiration, and this is just one way team Sweaty Already, which consists of Tara, her twin sister Shelley and their respective husbands, gives strength to those with MS and their families each year. Tara lives in Halifax, Massachusetts with her husband, Brian, who has been walking alongside her at MS Challenge Walk since 2010.

Music Sessions: A Concert For A Cure

Written by on August 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Several talented local musicians volunteering their time to make a night of music as we raise money for a great cause! $20 ticket at the door includes entrance to the event, pizza buffet, raffle tickets AND your chance to win a prize in our Music Trivia Challenge. Join The Believers at Scioli's Bar (146 S Main St, Milford, Mass.) on August 20!

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!

Karaoke for a Cure

Written by on August 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Join The Believes for a night of butchered melodies, made-up lyrics, and rousing renditions of your favorite and least favorite songs as we raise money for a cure for multiple sclerosis.

For a $20 donation, you will receive entries into a number of raffles and assorted specials on appetizers, while helping us continue to fight this unpredictable disease.

Raffle prizes include tablets, wireless headphones, gift certificates, and much more!!

The event is at the Legends Sports Bar and Grille on August 6 at 8 PM. Join us!

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!

Karaoke for a cure

Written by on January 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Join The Believers at The Westender in Marlboro for a night of butchered melodies, made-up lyrics, and rousing renditions of your favorite and least favorite songs as we raise money for a cure for multiple sclerosis. The fun starts at 7 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

For a $20 donation, you will be entertained and horrified all at once, along with receiving entries into a number of raffles and other assorted benefits, while helping us to fight this unpredictable disease.

Specials on appetizers and drinks are in the works. Raffles will include gift certificates to local businesses, a digital camera, and assorted gift baskets.

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!