Jul 16, 2012
Asbury Park, NJ – Facing one mucky obstacle at a time is what Darrell Wordelmann plans to do when taking on MuckRuckus MS Northeast. Darrell will slip, slosh and sludge through a mucky mess in pursuit of a world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at MuckRuckus MS Northeast on August 18th at Essex County South Mountain Reservation in West Orange NJ. MuckRuckus MS is a 5 mile mucky obstacle course, with a shorter option available that will challenge the most experienced athlete as well as the fun loving adventure seeker.
Darrell decided to get his hands dirty at MuckRuckus MS in honor of his mother Mary who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 17. Mary lived with MS for 34 years and for most of Darrell’s life she was in a wheelchair. Darrell can recall the struggles his mother went through being a single parent with MS, but she did not let her personal struggle get in the way of a proper upbringing for himself and his brother Bobby.
Having a soft spot for single parents with MS, Darrell has made it his goal to help find a cure for MS even if that requires getting a little dirty to get ahead. His inspiration to find a cure for MS would be his mother’s determination over the years. Darrell mentioned that watching his mother tackling everyday life with Multiple Sclerosis with a smile on her face was a true inspiration.
On August 18th at Essex County South Mountain Reservation in West Orange NJ, Darrell Wordelmann will be dipping, dodging, and dropping into mucky obstacles with a smile on his face knowing that his hard work will help the National MS Society provide support to people living with MS. Help Darrell pursue a world free of MS at MuckRuckus MS Northeast by joining a team, volunteering or donating to the cause! For more information about or to register for MuckRuckus MS Northeast logon to www.MuckRuckusMS.org/Northeast.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system which interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from reduced or lost mobility to numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men having the disease. MS affects, 400,000 people in the U.S., and over 2 million worldwide
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MSthrough our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and