Day-long Hike for Multiple Sclerosis Research
Calgary, AB – Lynne Walker is striving to raise $1,000 in the MS Hike 2016 on September 10 and is one-quarter of the way to her goal. Proceeds of the 20-kilometre hike benefit the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada, which, since its inception in 1948, has invested $140 million into researching the mysterious disease. This investment has led to significant results such as advances in imaging, diagnosis, genetics, tissue repair, rehabilitation and disease-modifying therapies.
An estimated 100,000 Canadians are living with MS including a few of Lynne’s friends and one relative. “I’ve witnessed their sad deterioration and loss of mobility and wanted to do something to help,” says this REALTOR® with Sutton Group – Canwest.
Even for avid hikers, the MS Hike 2016 will be a challenging 20-kilometre climb through the Upper Galatea Lakes in Kananaskis Country or along the scenic Terrace Trails, depending on permit approval for the MS Society. Lynne and other participants plan to camp at Mount Kidd RV Park the night before and the night after the hike. Although the trail will be lengthy, Lynne is pumped for the challenge!
“I am training for this hike by continuing to weight (strength) train five days a week and hiking in the mountains as often as possible. I just did a national womens' strength/fitness competition so I am feeling fit.”
To contribute to Lynne’s fundraising efforts, please contact her by email, phone, or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynne.walker.796
For more information about the Multiple Sclerosis Society, please visit: www.mssociety.ca.
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