Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Zumbathon for MS

In an effort to raise money for our 2014 Challenge Walk we decided to get creative with our fundraising and host a ZUMBATHON ® for Multiple Sclerosis!

Where: Todd Wehr gymnasium at the Milwaukee Academy of Science
2000 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee WI, 53233

When: Sunday January 19, 2014

Time: 10am onsite registration, 10:00-1:00pm ZUMBATHON ®
We will host two sessions with breaks in between for prizes and refueling!

Cost: $10- preregistration, $15- day of registration
(Exact change or a check made out to the MS Society would be appreciated for day of registration)


Donate $10 to Hayley Rezel's Challenge Walk and please note "ZUMBATHON" in the "personal note" section to register! Then show up on the 19th for the fun!

Proceeds from this event will go to benefit "Team Heller" of the 2014 Challenge Walk. Here are some of the team members at the finish line from 2013. Pat, far right, our team captain has MS and she is one heck of a fighter and an inpiration to me as a woman, an educator and a mom!

Below is a picture of the Lawrence family (sans the Texans who we hope will join us in 2014). In the middle is my grandpa Chuck who stood by my grandmother for over 50 years in sickness and in health. My grandmother Nancy was diagnosed with MS in a time where little was known about this condition. She was told to go home and rest, she was told she wouldn't live to see her kids graduate from high school. She lived to see 3 out of 4 GRANDCHILDREN graduate from High School. She was an amazing woman who I have grown to understand more after her passing and my aging into adulthood. She carried herself with grace even when things were tough. She always cared about others and used humor to make us smile even if she wasn't at her best.

These are the people I walk for, these are the people I volunteer for, these are the people, that even though I have two left feet, I will participate in the ZUMBATHON ® for Multiple Sclerosis for!