Apr 09, 2013
Denville, NJ – Denville resident, Christine Savini, 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 Roxbury and walk her way to help to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
December of 2009 Christine woke up with numbness on the right side of her head. Days later her right hand went numb, then her left foot. As soon as these symptoms started she aggressively tried to find out what was going on with her. She had many guesses from doctors that included strep, pinched nerves, and shingles. One doctor told her she should relax and prescribed her xanex.
Feeling very frustrated she decided to seek out a neurologist. On February 5, 2010 she was diagnosed with MS. “I remember that car ride home as the longest, quietest, and most heartbreaking ride of my life”, says Christine. “The reality of it was, this is what I was dealt and I had to face it head on. I made a decision, actually a few days later, that I was going to focus on educating, learning, and raising as much money as possible for the NMSS. Feeling sorry for myself was just not an option.” Two months later that is exactly what she did by fundraising for and participating in her first Walk MS.
MS has changed Christine’s life, she is often extremely fatigued and weak but it won’t stop her from working toward finding a cure for MS. Over the past four year’s Christine and Team Savini have raised over $20,000 to support critical MS research, and programs and services for those impacted by MS. “I never want anyone to have to hear “you have MS” ever again. Until then I will continue to walk because I can and I will make a difference for someone who can’t.”
On Sunday, April 14, 2013 Christine and team will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2013 Walk MS event to be held in Roxbury at Horseshoe Lake Park. Roxbury 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: Jennifer Hivry 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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