April 22nd was a day filled with hope and strength.  All across Ontario 58 communities participated in the annual MS Walk raising over $4,000,000.  The Barrie chapter raised over $102,000.00 to help find a cause and support those living with MS.  Multiple Sclerosis is the most prevalent neurological disease among young Canadians, affecting three times as many women as men.  There are more than 70,000 affected by the disease in Canada.

MPP Rod Jackson and MP Patrick Brown


Radio hosts Jamie and Tara

While waiting for the walk to begin, you could feel the excitement and energy from the crowd of over 470 participants.  I was excited and honored to speak at the event; speakers also included MPP Rod Jackson, MP Patrick Brown, and CHAY FM 93.1 radio hosts Jamie and Tara (who I listened to all through high school).  The organizers, volunteers and walkers are all dedicated and caring people.  I encourage everyone to sign up for the walk for next year; you can walk in a group, alone or with your dog, just like George pictured here.

George and his owner participating in the walk

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One Response to MS Walk 2012

  1. Rob Campbell says:

    Good citizen journalism Danielle Hawthorne. You are really doing your job here alongside some real politicians and radio DJ celebs and local heroes. But you could be doing a better job by writing more and adding some good links to authority websites (to lend more credibility to your account) and by using categories and tags. Research how to add keyword tags and proper categories to each of your posts and your traffic will rise up because so many more people will find you in search engines. Good keyword tags for this post might include, MPP Rod Jackson, MP Patrick Brown, CHAY FM 93.1, radio hosts, Jamie and Tara, in addition to MS walk, Multiple Sclerosis, Barrie

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