by auGi Garred, Marketing Director for the Nat’l MS Society, Oregon Chapter
Like a lot of folks, I’m super busy and procrastinate fundraising for Bike MS till the last couple of weeks before the event. This year, I kickstarted my efforts with this Facebook post. In 24 hours, it helped generate over $400. Hopefully, my story — or should I say, my Mom’s story — will inspire your own Facebook post.
This photo sits on my iMac’s desktop. When I’m feeling stressed out, tired, sad or just need a kick in the pants, I open it up.
Mom lived with MS for 34 years. She lost her ability to walk by the time she was 45. I’m 48 now, and feel damn lucky that I can get around. That’s why I work for the Nat’l MS Society, and also do my best to raise funds through events like Bike MS.
Will you join me?
My goal is a mere $750. Your donation is tax-deductible. More importantly, it funds research vital to find a cause and a cure for multiple sclerosis. I wish that would’ve happened when my Mom was alive, but I know it’s possible during my lifetime to help others just like her.
Thank you for your kindness and consideration.
Donate here in memory of my Mom:
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Note: When posting to Facebook, adding a photo of the person you’re supporting (even if it’s yourself) adds punch. Also make sure to include the link to your Bike MS personal page, accessed via your Participant Center. For help, visit this page.