Apr 08, 2013
Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Little Egg Harbor resident, Blaise Scibetta, was named one of the 2013 Walk MS "Most Inspirational Walkers" for the New Jersey Metro's Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 14 he will cut the ribbon at the 2013 Walk MS in Lake Como and walk his way to help to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
This past November, Blaise lost the vision in his left eye. Being that it was a busy time at work and he was just getting over a cold he decided to wait to see a doctor until work slowed. Once work slowed, a few days later, he went to the doctor who sent him on to the hospital. That hospital then sent him on to Wills Eye in Philadelphia, there he remained for three days until the swelling went down in his eye. One week later he was given a diagnosis of CIS from the optic neuritis with two white lesions on the brain.
When the doctor's told him that he would most likely have MS Blaise said, "I was destroyed, I thought of a friend I had when I was 12 whose mom had MS." He decided to take action and start researching the different medications that could help slow the progression. Since then he has begun treatment and is making a effort to help others with the disease by participating in Walk MS.
Blaise and his family, friends and co-workers at Circle Hyundai will walk as a team for this year's Walk MS event. Not only will they walk, but Blaise and the owners of Circle Hyundai developed a plan to help promote Walk MS along with their "Mad March Sale". For every Hyundai that sold in March Circle Hyundai donated $50 to the Walk MS event. In addition they used their advertising budget to help promote Walk MS on local radio and television stations. "I pray that this effort will bring hope, awareness and a better quality of life for all people living with MS and their families" Blaise says.
On Sunday, April 14, Blaise and his Circle Hyundai team will hit the streets in Lake Como to help create a world free of MS in the 2013 Walk MS event. They have a goal of raising $8,000 for this year's event. Lake Como is 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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