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Written by on March 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

Hello! It is a pleasure to reach out to you today as your new MS Challenge Walk Manager and contact. I have just started to work at the Greater New England Chapter for the National MS Society and am excited to join the Challenge!

I have just moved to the Boston area from Philadelphia, where I was born and raised. In Philadelphia, for the past three years I was working at a homeless youth shelter called Covenant House, where I was in charge of all of their special events and fundraisers. Before that I interned at the National MS Society in the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter and am very familiar with all the amazing work that the NMSS achieves each year. I've loved Boston for many years and am excited to finally be living in such a great city and greater community!

I am grateful to be back at the National MS Society and I look forward to meeting you all. Please be on the lookout for future blogs from me with updates about the MS Challenge Walk, fundraising and training tips and other Chapter news.

I would love to hear from you about your past experiences with the MS Challenge Walk and if you have any questions for the upcoming one this year! You can e-mail me at or call me directly at: 781-693-5102.

Let's keep making strides together!

Aileen is the Director of Development for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society responsible for the 2013 Challenge Walk. She has interned with the National MS Society at the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter with Program Events and is looking forward to working closely with the Steering Committee and Challenge Walk Teams to make this year's MS Challenge Walk a memorable one!

Let's make it happen!

Written by on April 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I am so excited to work with the many friends I have made over the years as well as begin to build new relationships with those that are embarking on this incredible journey for the first time! As we embark on our tenth year of the MS Challenge Walk Cape Cod, we will come together to celebrate how much of an impact we have had on those we have touched over time.

We have lots of work to do before we get to that finish line in September, and I am looking forward to working with everyone to make this year the most successful event ever.

For the time being, I urge everyone to get involved, stay motivated, and keep your focus! If you're not doing it already, start training for this undertaking — you can start by doing something as simple as walking about 30 minutes a day. Stay on top of your fundraising: engage your family, friends, and co-workers. And most important — get excited!

Please don't hesitate to reach out and contact me at any time regarding your questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to working with you all in the coming months to make this year's Challenge Walk an unparalleled success!

Lori is the Executive Vice President of Resource Development for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society. She has been with the Society for over 10 years. MS Challenge Walk holds a special place in her heart, and every year, it inspires her to continue her work on behalf of the 19,000 people with MS and their families the chapter supports.