Monday, February 8, 2010

teaMSarah - A Step in the Right Direction

A Message from my loving Husband:

Sarah was diagnosed with MS last year and since that time everyday has been a challenge for our family. But I have a fighter for a wife. And she is determined to live the best life possible. It's never a good time to find out that you or someone you love has MS, but Sarah was diagnosed at a time where she still has the ability to fight this disease. I'll be in her corner every step of the way. But some people don't find out until the disease has almost completely debilitated them. The people who don't have adequate insurance, or don't have a strong support system, or don't have access to assistance programs are the reason why Sarah and I have decided to get involved.

We've registered for the MS Walk because we want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed - and because we want to do everything to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with this disease. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.

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."

We want all of our friends to come and join us on the walk so that we can fight this disease and celebrate life! There is no 'entry fee' to join us on the walk. If you want to donate...great! But more than anything we just want to support Sarah and the millions of other people throughout this nation and the world who have MS. If you want to donate, sign up to join us on April 10th, or just get more information, check out the links below. Let's take a Step in the Right Direction. Join teaMSarah!

MS Walk Details:

Saturday, April 10, 2010Town Square Park, Murrieta, CA

Start/Finish Line: The start/finish line will be at Town Square Park, Murrieta
Address: 1 Town Square Park, Murrieta, CA 92562
Directions: From the I-15 North or South exit California Oaks Road head west and you will see the park on your left hand side.
7:30 am Check-In
8:45 am Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am Official Start

Please Note: Participation is FREE. This is a Donation ONLY event.

How to Join our Team and/or Donate

To Donate Only:

1. Go to
2. Click “Donate to Sarah!” at the top of the page.
3. You will then be taken to a secure site provided by the National MS Society.
4. Follow the steps and make a donation to a worthy cause.

To Join Our Team & Participate in the Walk:

1. Go to
2. Click “Join Sarah’s Team!”.
3. Follow each step to join the team.

NOTE: If you decide to make a Self Pledge at the time you register, you'll be asked to pay at that time. If you’d rather wait and donate later, or on the day of the walk, you can leave the pledge field blank.

After you fill out all the necessary information, you will be enrolled in Team Sarah. Sean and I are working on enrolling new participants daily. If you know of anyone who would like to participate or just donate, please forward this information to them. Please also feel free to copy all this information and post it on your own blog.

This is our first walk so we're sort of making a big deal out of it. :) We have set our team goal at $1,000.00 and we are fully confident that with your help, we’ll reach that goal.

Thank you so much for your help and support.

Sean and Sarah Ellis

Sarah’s - Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

1 comment:

Lisa Lou Hoo said...

Toby and I will be donating; Wish I could join you on April 10th for the walk! You are an inspiration to so many! Love ya!