Apr 04, 2013
Freehold Township, NJ – Freehold resident, Susan Kershaw, was named one of the 2013 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walkers” for the New Jersey Metro’s Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 14 she will cut the ribbon at the 2013 Walk MS in Freehold and walk her way to help to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
For more than two decades Susan has volunteered at the Walk MS event in Freehold alongside her late father Ray Kershaw, former Freehold Mayor. Ray was dedicated to those living with multiple sclerosis and was the inspiration behind Kershaw Commons, a fully accessible housing facility for those who are in need of MS support services in Freehold. Since Susan’s father passed on she has taken over the cause that was so dear to his heart.
Susan is currently the site coordinator for the Freehold Walk MS site, as well as Team Captain for of one the Chapter’s top fundraising teams, Ray’s Raiders. For Susan, “Seeing Kershaw Commons become a reality though fundraising efforts proves to all of us that we can make a difference in someone’s life.”
Susan’s team is made up of family, friends and her extended family at Kershaw Commons. Many of the residents at Kershaw Commons and their families walk and fundraise for the team. Last year the team raised of $21,000. They work tireless to help support the many programs and services that the National MS Society is able to offer and to see to it that one day the world will be free of MS.
On Sunday, April 14, Susan and the rest of Ray’s Raiders, will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2013 Walk MS event. Four generations of Kershaw’s will be out in Freehold either walking the route of volunteering on site. The start to the local Walk MS event will be held at Centra State Medical Center in Freehold, however it is only one of 12 Walk MS sites that the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society will run that day. The event will see over 12,000 participants with a goal of raising more than $2 million in an effort to create MS awareness, raise funds to support critical programs and services and help fund a cure.
For more information about Walk MS please contact: Patricia Tupycia at 800-344-4867 or visit http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org. It’s not too late to join the movement.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a movement by and for people with MS. The Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.
Join the movement.
Find out more at nationalMSsociety.org/njm
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