Hello! My name is Heather Cavazos and I work in Community Development here at the chapter. I have been blessed to work for the Society for over 5 years; first, as the Walk MS Manager and now, working with Top Fundraisers who participate in the Walk, Challenge Walk and Bike events.
I knew very little about MS when I began working for the chapter, although I do have memories of my introduction to the disease in college. My college roommate’s mother has MS and I remember visiting her hometown and seeing her mom’s struggle with the disease. Now, 15 years later, my friend’s mother is doing wonderfully because of the innovative research and the many effective treatments that have emerged over the years.
This is what it’s all about...striving to find a cure, and in the meantime, improving the quality of life for the many people living with MS. I feel honored to work with an amazing group of staff, volunteers, and people who truly care, who come together each day to achieve a world free of MS.
Check out the latest edition of MS Connection! In this issue we have information about:
- The Family Matters Program
- Challenge Walk MS 10th anniversary
- MS Dinner Auction 25th anniversary
- And much more!
Give you and your family a day of fun on Saturday, October 15 by joining us at America’s first theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm! As you and your family explore the park, stop by our private ballroom for a delicious catered lunch buffet. Enjoy everything from tasty hamburgers to Mrs. Knott's famous fried chicken.
Visit the chapter calendar for more information on ticket pricing and to RSVP.
The epic MS Rockstars team is recruiting members for the Rock ‘N’ Roll New Year’s Eve Half Marathon and we want you to be part of the ultimate VIP experience! Party like a rock star on New Year’s and help create a world free of MS. Rock stardom starts now.
The MS Dinner Auction is celebrating it’s sparkling silver anniversary and this year’s event will be the best yet! Join us at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Saturday, November 19. RSVP today!
Read Research Now (formerly Research Highlights Newsletter) to find out about what researchers are doing now to improve care and treatment — and to find ways to prevent and cure MS. In this issue:
- Dystel Prize winner Dr. Brian Weinshenker on getting MS right
- Taking a lesson from failure
- In the news and on our national website