Saturday, March 7, 2009

Day 6 of MS Awareness Week

Okay, your final task for MS Awareness Week is......DONATE!!!

Join the movement and donate now to create a world free of MS. Whether you want to make a one-time or recurring gift, a planned gift, fundraise at our events or give at your workplace, you’ll know your contribution is helping to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

There are several options when donating. Check out the link below:

You can also go to my MS Walk page and donate to Nicole's Angels.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 4.....sorry I skipped day 3.....of MS Awarness Week

So sorry I slacked off yesterday, it was a crazy day. I started my new job yesterday.....and I love it!!! I'm working in cardiac rehab as an exercise physiologist. The girls I work with are AWESOME and so is the facility I'm working in. It's brand new, half a mile from my home, it has cardiac rehab, physical therapy, a full fitness center with several pools, great fitness classes, and a full service spa!! I'm so blessed and thankful for this opportunity.

Okay, back to business!! The task for Day 4 of MS Awareness week is to Walk MS. You can do that by joining my team, Nicole's Angels. This will be our 3rd year! We unfortunately didn't get to walk last year due to Hurricane Ike, but we still raised a lot of money. To join my team or donate, check out my website:

We're going to do the Kemah walk again. Thank goodness they chose a cooler time of year for 2009, Saturday, November 7th. YAY!!!! Still in hurricane season, but hopefully this year we'll luck out. If you can't walk that day, please make a donation to the team.

If you're not a walker and would prefer to Bike MS , check out the following website:
It's a totally different event, but all for the same cause!

I really encourage you to walk with us though at the Kemah Boardwalk in November. We had a blast in 2007! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the walk, signing up, or donating. And please pass my walk website on to everyone you know to have them sign up or donate. Our goal this year is $6,000, so I need your help!!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 2 of MS Awareness Week: VOLUNTEER

I hope everyone sent their e-mails to Congress yesterday!! Thank you to everyone who did! Today's task is..............VOLUNTEER

Check out this link to find ways to volunteer:

Last year I volunteered in LaGrange at the MS 150 it was such a rewarding experience! Check out my posting from April of last year to read about it and see pics. I would highly recommend volunteering at the MS 150 this year. There are a million ways to help! And you don't have to drive all the way to LaGrange, you can help in Houston when the bikers leave and/or return. As of yesterday, they still need 3,000 volunteers!!! Here's a link to sign up to volunteer at the MS 150, just click on "Sign Up as a Volunteer":

Unfortunately I won't be able to help at the MS 150 this year. Since I live so far from everything now except for Louisiana, Doug and I can't make the haul. We will be traveling the weekend before and after, so we have to stay in town that weekend. I'm super bummed because we had so much fun last year. I would highly recommend it!! Let me know if you have any questions on the volunteer process.

There are other ways to volunteer though if you're busy the weekend of the MS 150. Just click the first link I gave you and choose!!

Please send me comments or e-mails this week letting me know what you're doing to advocate, volunteer, and raise MS awareness. I've already received a few e-mails! Keem them coming!!!

Stand by for tomorrow's task.....

Monday, March 2, 2009

MS Awareness week is here......

Hi everyone! Can you believe it's already MS Awareness Week again??!! This year I couldn't find a calendar of things to do each day of the week. The reason is, this year's motto is "Make Your Mark 365." We want you to make your MS mark all year round, not just this week. But, here are some ideas to get you started this week and hopefully you'll carry on throughout the whole year!

Here's the first way.......

–verb (used with object)
1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly
2. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually fol. by of): an advocate of peace.
3. a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
4. a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law.

Any day now Congress will start making decisions about crucial funding for MS research. This legislation would invest $15 million to support MS researchers whose discoveries could hold the key to new treatments or a cure. Click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser to contact your members of Congress today!

Here's another link to find other ways to advocate:

Please show your support!!! I'll be posting tomorrow to give you your next task!! Thank you for raising the awareness!!