Thank you for supporting my fundraising efforts as I take on this challenge and Do It For MS!
Why am I fundraising?
I'm 68 years of age and my wife, Annette, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2000. MS attacks the central nervous system, and there are four different sub types, varying in degree of seriousness. Although a cure is yet to be found, it is predominantly discovered in females aged from 20-50.
Annette fought to maintain a ‘normal’ life for 10 years but now MS has taken its toll. She has had chemotherapy and steroid treatment. She’s now in a home and 64 years old is too young to be in a home; especially when your brain is still alert.
It’s too late for Annette but through completing My Personal Challenge for MS, and with your help, I hope to raise financial support for MS sufferers and their families to bring them a little bit of relief.
In December 2013, I ran from Eden to Bombala. In 2015 and 2016 I started running from Merimbula on the south coast of New South Wales to Jindabyne. It’s around 190km long and over a 915m ascent- and is the route I'll take again this year. The route takes in Mount Darragh, Cathcart, Bibbenluke, Dalgety, across the Snowy River, Beloka and ultimately arriving in Jindabyne.
I understand money can be a bit tight but I ask you to look at your loved ones and be truly grateful for all you have. Think of the little things taken for granted: running; walking; playing with your children and grandchildren; and even putting your own shoes on. These are daily challenges faced by MS sufferers.
Thank you again for your support, I will be thinking of the well wishes and comments on this page as I take on my challenge!