For over a decade, thousands of people have been participating in Challenge Walk MS. This unique experience offers participants the chance to embrace a personal challenge of spirit and strength, while making an important difference in the lives of people with MS. Challenge Walk MS takes place in Savannah, GA; Cambridge, MD; St. Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; Green Lake, WI; and Cape Cod, MA, and most events are 50 miles over three days. This endurance walk is dedicated to fundraising for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, with a minimum fundraising level for each walk.
The walk is a demanding one that requires endurance and determination. More than that, though, it’s a community effort that brings people together for a great cause. There’s support and training for the participants, plenty of great camaraderie and more than a little friendly competition when it comes to the fundraising aspect.
Carrot-Top has been engaged in previous events such as Bike MS and fundraising campaigns. This year, we’re proud to be part of Challenge Walk MS, and we’re a Corporate Partner alongside companies like Bayer, Kenda, Biogen and Sandoz. In addition to Carrot-Top’s commitment to the MS Society this year, we have produced 2,000 8” x 12” custom digitally printed nylon flags; these flags will be distributed to each participant at the six Challenge Walk MS event locations.
“My wife Lynn was diagnosed with MS in the mid 70’s,” said Carrot-Top president Dwight Morris. “It’s required the same sort of endurance and determination for her to live with this condition for the last 40-plus years. We’re proud to supply these flags and be engaged in these events in whatever way we can, and we intend to continue with MS Society in the future.”
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, blindness and paralysis. We invite you to contribute however you can to Challenge Walk MS, either by participating in a Challenge Walk, supporting an event participant, advocating for change or just volunteering your time. To find out more, click here.