Archive for the ‘MS Walk’ Category
On April 22, 2012 Walkers from Ajax/Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa/Whitby, and Uxbridge came out to raise money for the MS Society of Canada. Below are photos from each walk, to veiw more photos from each walk please click on the photo.
The carnation. It's Canada's oldest and most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis. Many Canadians living with multiple sclerosis are mothers. Others, either children or adults, have mothers affected by this disease because women are diagnosed with MS three times as often as men. That's why every year the MS Carnation Campaign takes place over Mother's Day weekend
Volunteer Sellers, Shona and Bronte are pictured at the Brock Road Beer Store
Board Member Amanda and Volunteer Romario were photographed at the Pickering Town Centre
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The 2012 MS Walk will be taking over Durham Region Sunday April 22, 2012!
Register before January 31, 2012 and be entered to win two tickets to anywhere in continental North America.
To Register, select the MS Walk you would like to attend:
Ajax/Pickering - Pine Ridge Secondary School
Oshawa/Whitby - Durham College, Oshawa
Bowmanville - Bowmanville High School
Uxbridge - Uxbridge Secondary School
Taking it to the streets to end MS
WHITBY, ON – August 19, 2011 When examining his post-graduation future, Jordan Kozina wasn’t sure what his plans would be; all he knew was that he wanted to take a bike ride to think about it.
A star running back on McMaster’s football team for four seasons, many are familiar with the Brantford native’s penchant for getting first downs and marching his team up the field. But this summer, Kozina will be covering territory in a whole different way.
The ride that was meant to help him figure life out has turned in to a major undertaking itself: this summer, Kozina has been cycling across Canada to raise money and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis
Society of Canada.
“I didn’t know what I was going to do. I just thought of taking a bike ride and thinking about it,” he said as if implying an afternoon stroll around town. But once the history student starting getting some attention for his trek, the idea really got rolling.
“When I was planning it, I said to myself ‘this seems like something people might want to get behind,’ and I thought I would raise some money and do some good while I’m doing it,” said Kozina.
Multiple Sclerosis, commonly known as MS, is the world’s most common central nervous system disease. It’s an unpredictable disease that attacks the Myelin (protective wrapping) of the brain and spinal cord.
Victims of the disease suffer from a wide range of symptoms, notably the loss of vision, balance, mobility, hearing and memory. It’s a debilitating sickness that in most cases alters a victim’s life completely and permanently.
The disease is particularly common in Canada; an average of three Canadians per day are diagnosed with MS, and 240 in every 100,000 Canadians are diagnosed at some point, the highest rate in the world.
For Kozina, associating his trek with MS was an easy decision to make. In January, his aunt Mary Anne passed away after a lengthy battle with the disease.
“MS is one disease that’s always been close to me. … I knew my Aunt Mare more as a kid, so I didn’t understand what she went through. It was only recently that I began to appreciate and understand.”
“We are very excited to be welcoming Jordan to the Durham Region this weekend. His story and ride has been inspiring to watch unfold,” said Elizabeth McCaw, MS Society Canada, Durham Regional’s Chapter Manager.
Jordan flew out to British Columbia on June 12, 2011 the journey began in Tofino, BC and ends in Cape Spear, NFLD – a total of over 9,000 km.
Kozina has set a fundraising goal of $100,000, but wants to “blow that out of the water,” in terms of money and awareness raised.
Kozina hopes to arrive in Oshawa, ON around 5pm this evening. After trekking from Mississauga, ON this morning he will be spending this evening at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Bloor Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, who was gracious enough to donate a room to his cause. This will allow Jordan to prepare to carry on this afternoon.
To speak with Jordan tonight at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Bloor Street East, Oshawa, Ontario please contact him at (905) 576-5101. For more information on Jordan’s trek, visit www.trek4ms.ca. For more information about the MS Society Canada, Durham Regional Chapter visit www.msdurham.com.
CONGRATULATIONS Brad Dobson! Brad completed a ballot at the Whitby MS Walk on April 17, 2011 and was selected at random as our winning email address.
Brad will be taking home an Apple IPAD WI-FI 3G 16GB.
MS Society Canada Durham Regional Chapter would like to thank all the 2011 MS Walk participants for joining us on April 17, 2011.
Durham Regional Chapter offers a wide selection of client services programs for those living in Durham Region effected by Multiple Sclerosis. Contact Debbie Hunter or drop by our Chapter office for a visit to find out more.
May is MS Awareness Month! Volunteers will be selling MS Carnation's Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7 at locations across Durham Region. Locations included Oshawa Centre, Pickering Town Centre, 50+ Lifestyle Show, Maple Festival and more…
Carnations will also be available at the Durham Regional Office Friday & Saturday between 9am – 3pm.
What a Sunday!
I travelled to the Bowmanville walk at 7:30am with the sun shinning and birds chirping! Our walkers arrived, registered, enjoyed breakfast and listened to the opening ceremonies….then it was time to walk!
We walked in sun, rain, snow and freezing rain though beautiful Bowmanville all in support of the Durham Region residents touched by Multiple Sclerosis. The weather could not mask the spirit of the walkers; the atmosphere inside upon their return was amazing!
Congratulations to everyone who participated at each of our 5 Durham Region Walks.
We would also like to thank the Pickering/Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Uxbridge Walk committees for putting together Sunday's event. To all the walkers and donors, THANK YOU for helping get us closer to our goal to END MS.
Volunteer Kathy Raponi and Limba from the Bowmanville Zoo
Visit our Facebook Page to add photos/comments from your walk
Did you fill out a ballot for the IPad give-a-way? Check back to our website for updates. The IPad announcement will be on May 5, 2011. Good Luck
Chapter Manager, MS Society Durham Regional Chapter
The MS Walk is Fast Approaching!
Are you wondering what time your local MS Walk starts? Or when lunch begins? Check out your community page for all of the latest details about the MS Walk in your community! Learn even more about the MS Walk, get fundraising tips, and share your feedback at everystepmatters.com, the MS Walk blog.
Register today and make your step matter!
Enter for your chance to win an Apple IPad at the Pickering/Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville and Uxbridge MS Walks.
See you on Sunday, April 17, 2011!
Front Page of Clarington This Week – April 6, 2011
CLARINGTON — Bonnie Crawford was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 25 years ago, but it isn't stopping her from participating in the upcoming walk to help end the disease.
"I was diagnosed when I had three young kids, which was pretty scary," she said.
On April 3, she helped carry a large banner to let people know the 2011 MS Walk is right around the corner. And it wasn't hard to miss the parade of supporters led by two camels, Titan and Felix, from the Bowmanville Zoo.
"There were people tooting their horns and waving," said Ms. Crawford's husband, Darrell Crawford, also an MS Walk Bowmanville committee member…
SNAP Clarington coverage of the MS Walk kick off
Kelseys, in Bowmanville, was the place to be last month. It was an evening full of fun and fantastic food and excitement as awards were presented to the top fundraiser and the top team in anticipation of the upcoming MS Walk…