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Totally walking for MS

OMG you should have been there! It was another out of control MS Walk with all kinds of people showing up to walk 3.2 miles around Pasadena’s Rose Bowl so that the money we’d all raised could help find relief and a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

I don’t know if you know or not, but Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (such as numbness). With MS, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one’s own immune system.

So, yeah, it’s a pretty bad disease. But everyone’s always in a great mood on MS Walk day. We’re not there to get all bummed out about MS, we’re there to celebrate the possibility of putting an end to it.

Here are some highlight pics:

The Starting Line

You may remember Corey Blake from my blog on last year’s walk. This is his outfit this year:

Corey in helmet, heels and a dress. Oh yeah, and a sequined sash.

You may be wondering why he’d do such a thing (dress aside, he walked 3.2 miles in heels. Heels! and a wool dress on a warm sunny day.) Did he know what he was getting into? Not a clue I’m sure, but once he’d strapped those heels to his feet he never took them off until he’d crossed the finish line. This was the big Idea.

The walk begins

That’s a lot of people who care.

Marching Band? Sure, why not?

Taking 5

As the walk went on we took a good number of breaks as Corey began to realize that being a woman is not all lip gloss and saying ‘like’ between the other words. High heels hurt and sore feet are most likely what men often mistake for PMS. He now has new respect for women (I’m guessing) after walking a few miles in our shoes. Yay!

We had fun together every step of the way

Not far from the end of the line we came across a cheering section. High fives for all!

Eventually we crossed the finish line, long after the people who didn't wear heels. But those "sneaker wearers" didn't get interviewed about why they dressed the way they did. So there.

So, until next year, here’s to good health for us all. If you missed the party and you’re totally freaking out and whatever about not having donated to a worthy and tax deductible cause, it’s not too late, dude. You can continue to donate here through May. Good news, I know. Totally.


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