Total for Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: $1170 from my pledgers, $13k from whole event
The minimum to participate was $125 and I think it’s fair to say that we blew that right out of the water. I kept having to raise my goal, as people contributed more and more to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Most of the money will go to research and some may stay on the Northern part of Vancouver Island to fund programming for those carrying the diagnosis in the area.
Way to go – I was totally floored by your support. Friends (even long-lost ones), colleagues, hockey pals, family, mentors, local doctors, and even one doc I’ve not met, you are outstanding! Mondo thank you to the ‘other half’ of Jess and Jess (two residents in a program of eight, we share the same name). I thank her for joining, fundraising, and making it an awesome weekend. Thanks also to Daniela, my friend with MS, for letting me exploit her story for fundraising purposes 🙂 She was quite excited to hear how much we had raised and I hope she feels that was a sufficient kick in the knees of this disease. MS is BS.
Maybe next year I can get a proper team together with my fellow Residents. Many of us love to ski and snowboard, and we are all OCD overachievers, by trade. That could make for some genius fundraising. There is also an “MS Climb” in which people must raise far greater sums, eg. $20 000 for a 14day hike part way up Everest – maybe that’s something to do 10 years from now.
You’ll notice there are no pictures of the obstacle course. That’s because it was suggested that it was meant more for kids… oops! But we made our own challenge 0f trying not to break our knees on the hard pack snow – and we succeeded.
Thanks to all donors and organizers for making this fun and worthwhile event happen.