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I signed up for the "6-mile" MS Walk here in southern NJ on Sunday 5/5/13.
Why? Some of you know that [after years of various and mysterious symptoms] my wife was diagnosed with MS back in the mid-90s. At first there were only minor troubles, but since 2006 she has been in a wheelchair and basically has lost more function steadily since.
For anyone that doesn't know, MS is a nasty disease that is mostly found in women ages about 25 to 50. There is no current "prevention" or "cure".
There is plenty of more info on the National MS Society website, if you are interested.
We attended to the Delaware Valley Chapter MS Society "Convention" a few years back... the thing that struck me the most was the need for research $$. There is great need for funds for research as well as other programs.
So - I fundraise by doing this Walk to try to do my little part. To make a donation - Simply click on the link at the bottom of this message, or mail a check (send a P.M.).

Click here to visit my personal page:
Walk MS: Washington Lake Park: Mr. Mark J Petri - National MS Society

Any donation amount is welcome and appreciated.
Thanks!
Mark
 

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Donation sent. This is an important cause that effects a lot of people. If everyone pitches in a little it can make a big difference.
 

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Mark,

Do you have a paypal account? I could send it as a gift and you will get the whole amount.

Chuck
 

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Thanks Jeff!
Thanks, Chuck and Nick! PMs sent.
We do have paypal:
mnpetri82(at)msn(dot)com
(that does seem to works)

Mark & Nancy

P.S. I am having trouble with the NMSS web/e-mailing site - I apologize for anything that isn't right :(
 

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Done. Thanks Mark...my sister has MS. :cheers:
 

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:rock::rock::rock::rock::rock:
Thanks Guys!!!
(really need a "MAGNA Rocks" smilie... but this will have to do for now)

Mark
 

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I completed the entire prescribed 3-lap walk ("6 miles") yesterday around Washington Lake Park for the 2013 Walk MS event without a hitch :sw:
The weather looked "iffy" early, but the sun came out just as the official walking started at about 10 AM. See the attached photo for a partial look at the crowd.
Thanks to all contributors! :cheers: - we have helped the National MS Society to be able to continue their goals of supporting MS patients and funding important research.
Mark

 
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