Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MS Beaches Walk-a-thon is Underway!

Hi there!

My name is Shelbie McCormick and I'm part of a group called MS Climb. MS Climb is a Canadian volunteer organization that each year takes teams of 20 to different climbing destinations throughout the world with the goal of raising $1 Million for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. This year I am committed to raising $10,000 for MS research and will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania starting in October.

The MS Beaches Walk-a-thon provides an opportunity for the beaches community to come together for a 3K walk or run along the boardwalk while raising money for MS. On September 12th at 9:30 am we will meet at the RC Harris Water Filtration Plant (easternmost point of the beach - near Neville Park) to begin our walk together. At the end of your 3K journey enjoy a BBQ, refreshments and raffle prizes with friends and family!

Each participant is asked to fundraise a minimum of $100 to take part in the walk. For every $10 raised over the minimum, you will receive a ballot for your chance to win one of our raffle prizes including a one year membership to the Royal Botanical Gardens! Register before August 27th and get a free MS t-shirt and wrist band! (Wrist bands will also be on sale after the walk). All money raised with this event will go to the MS Society of Canada to support research and those living with MS.

To register, please send an email to msbeacheswalk@yahoo.ca