MS Walk is his last
The walk was held on Saturday, April 20. The MSketeers were a small team this year. Thelma Knight had a recent surgery but still joined me and completed the walk with me. One of Dee’s recorder friends, Virginia Bass, showed up at the last minute and did the walk with us. Our goal was to raise $15,000 this year and because of you we will come close. My total at this moment is $12,545 but I have more donations coming in and will be close to $13,000. Because of your generosity I was given an award as the Fundraiser of the Year for 2012. Over the seven years I have personally raised close to $65,000.
The woman at the event who received the Most Inspirational Walker award this year was a lady who has MS. She very emotionally told us about her mother who also has MS and is presently with hospice care. Closer to home, Dee had her neurological appointment last Thursday and her MS is stable for now and will continue with her daily injections of Copaxone. Our daughter, Lise, saw her doctor and she has applied for BG-12, the newest of the oral meds. She continues to use her walker at home and her cart or chair when out.
This will be my last MS Walk. I will still personally support the cause and work to eradicate MS. I appreciate all you have done to support me and will not be bugging you with e-mails or letters asking for your help. If you do any year-end charitable giving I hope that you will keep the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in mind. Thank you again for all you have done to help fight this disease.
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‘Play is terrific
Women of Cambria: Run, don’t walk, to get tickets for the Cambria Center For The Arts newest production: “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” If you have been disappointed in past Cambria theatre productions, don’t let this keep you from seeing this show. It is fabulous.
Congratulations to director Nancy Green and her fantastic cast and crew who have brought a Broadway-quality production to our town.
The show runs through May 12 at the Old Grammar School on Main Street.
I want to thank all of my customers and friends who have been vocal and diligent in supporting my stand at Farmers Market during my absence. Myself and my assistant Stephanie had a meeting in the Curti Creek cul de sac with the market managers’, it was an amicable and sensitive meeting in which the results were that they agreed to reinstate me on Friday, May 2, so that I can attend to my stand and properly resume my livelihood. I thank them and appreciate their decision to reinstate me.
Thank you to the Lions Club; they were instrumental in opening up an avenue for discussion regarding my suspension and the choice to reinstate me. I value the Lions Club in our town. They do many great things for our community. They provide us with the Farmers Market parking lot, the bathrooms, insurance and they do many other countless good deeds in our town that help out our community.
I am grateful and looking forward to seeing you all from across the stand on May 2 and not from across the street.
Cambria farmer for 35 years; Charan Springs Organic Farm