Friday, March 30, 2012

Get Your Face(book) Outta My Auction!

It's the final 24 hours before the 2012 MS Walk at the Asheboro Zoo. That Girl's Team is made up of our craziest friends and family members that show up, ready to walk and have a good day. We know we had a GREAT day if we don't get kicked out.

I decided this morning to host a little auction for one final fund raising push over at Chucked Wood. The Hang Man is up for grabs to the highest bidder and bids start at $40.This 4-hook coat/hat/towel rack looks great and keeps yet another pallet out of the landfill.
It's been a rewarding experience to raise money for this year's walk. The Phillips Phamily is connected to this disease and it's our friends, family and anonymous donors that make each day a little easier. Thank you for your support.

Here's to life...


Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Wife Kicks (MS's) Ass

Why I Walk...
My wife, Shelby was diagnosed with MS six years ago. This lousy disease flipped our lives upside-down several times over. We were scared, clueless about MS and facing MAJOR hospital bills and the debt that those bills left us with. Each time we were ready to throw in the towel the National MS Society was there. They sent a nurse to our house to educate us, they offered us a shoulder to lean on and they have covered CAT Scans when we had nothing in our bank account. This support was made possible by your donations. Thank you.

As amazing as the Society has been, my wife's resilience has surpassed it. She works two jobs, raises two children (three, if you count me) and manages her own private catering business. I do what I can year round, but this walk is a culmination of all the times I could do more.

My wife kicks ass. She has MS. MS does not have her.

Why We Fight MS
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. That sucks.

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."

To donate: CLICK HERE

Here's to life!