We’re incredibly grateful and so impressed by the scope of achievements for which our chapter volunteers are responsible. In honor of the many ways volunteers contribute to the MS movement, we'll feature a different volunteer each day this week. Today's Everyday Hero is Kirsten Baloun from Lennox, SD.
What is your connection to MS?
I have had MS for many years. I had my first MS-related issues at 20 years old.
What inspired you to volunteer for the MS Society?
I first volunteered for the MS Society because I wanted to get to know other people who are familiar with this disease and its daily ups and downs. I wanted connection. I wanted community. I wanted to help.
How have you volunteered your time?
I run the local self-help group in my town. I am also a co-captain of an MS Walk Team, The Mighty Striders, and help to coordinate a fund-raising event every year for the MS Walk.
What skills and background do you have that help you succeed in your role?
Very simply, I care about people and do as much as I can when opportunities present themselves to me. If I can’t do something, I try to find someone who can.
How would you encourage someone to volunteer with the MS Society?
Volunteering for the MS Society is rewarding on so many levels!