If you have been following Coupon Katie for long you know that I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis almost 6 years ago. This year I am excited to be part of Walk MS Knoxville! If you or anyone you know or love has MS you should join us! It is a great event and chance to connect with other local families living with MS. Team Katie will be there- we even have shirts designed by THE HUSBAND!
Here is more info from the press release:
Have fun and help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis.Participate in the 2014 Walk MS event in Knoxville on Saturday, May 3, and help the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society raise funds for the more than 9,000 residents living with MS.
The MS Walk will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Walkers will enjoy an event that features an exciting walk at Sequoyah Park and a fun day with family and friends. Prior to May 31, walkers will collect contributions from supportive local companies, family and friends. Walk MS, presented by Novartis and Pure Protein, will feature live entertainment and a kids’ area. There are two route options: 1 mile and 3
WHAT: Walk MS to benefit the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society
WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014
WHERE: Sequoyah Park (1400 Cherokee Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee)
TIME: 9:00 a.m. Registration / 10 a.m. Walk Begins
REGISTER: Visit us at nationalmssociety.org/knoxvillewalk2014 or donate
WHY: Proceeds will go toward funding for local client programs and national research focused
Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
If you haven’t seen it yet here is an interview I did with WBIR about my life with MS.