Bethel Resident & Team Walk to Fight MS

Bethel Resident & Team Walk to Fight MS

Danbury Travelers Walk MS 2012: Presented by North American Power

Mountain Movers: pictured: Kevin Geoghegan, Michelle Muentener, Peter Muentener, Jack Muentener, Steven Geoghegan, and Richard Geoghegan. Not pictured: Jean and Cathy Geoghegan. Photo contributed.

Bethel resident Jean Geoghegan is walking for a cure for MS. For Jean the disease hits very close to home and is why she walks. Jean is walking with her team The Mountain Movers and is seeking donations. Please click on the team website to donate.

“Ellen my sister has MS. She was diagnosed when she was 28 years old when she was newly engaged to her husband Peter Muentener. We have been doing the MS walk for many years and our family has been walking faithfully behind her. Ellen is now 43 years old and on the medication avonex. She has a son, Jack, who also joins her for the walk. I’m hoping to raise awareness, donations, and requests for anyone who wants to join our team for the MS walk,” Jean said.

From their website: Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone – the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.

Why I Walk

I’ve registered for the MS Walk because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed – and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.

Why You Should Sponsor Me

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from the MS Walk to not only support research for a cure tomorrow, but also to provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we choose to walk for those who sometimes can’t, because we choose to donate to the MS Walk, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, “You have MS.”

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Location: Western Connecticut State University – Westside Campus
Registration in the Westside Athletics Stadium Lobby at 10am
Event Manager Name:  Sara Bromley
Email: sara.bromley@nmss.org
For more information call: 860.913.2550, ext. 5260 or click here

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