May is MS Awareness Month and as the MS flag is raised on May 1 in
the activities begin. There are many people
who make things happen in Kamloops and across Canada.
The MS Walk kick starts the activities
in Kamloops. It
was a sunny May morning as the Kamloops MS Walk gets underway, we couldn’t have
had a more perfectly gorgeous day!
|The crowd gathers for the MS Walk
We arrived early and watched the crowd grow to begin the 10am walk. Teams met and grouped among the red and white balloons decorating the gathering place for the MS Walk.
|Trina thanks the volunteers
Trina, the Kamloops Chapter Manager and Fundraising Coordinator, thanks all the wonderful volunteers who put so much time and energy into making this a great day as well as the participants and fundraisers. Let’s throw in a ‘thank-you’ to whoever was looking after arranging the sunny weather for the day!
|Cindi is ready to answer any questions
Cindi, Community Services Coordinator in Kamloops, BC, works the Information booth with some volunteers who have lots of material to read about the fight against MS and the awareness that is happening.
|Gwen leads the warm-up
Gwen’s energetic delivery gets everybody moving and ready for their MS Walk or run in a fun way. Everyone crowds around and joins in to the musical warm-up. The enthusiasm grows and everyone is ready to begin this great fundraiser walk to help those with MS.
|MS Flag leads the MS Walk
The flag is in place and the MS Walk begins. The
is a great place to begin and is very manageable for those in wheelchairs. There are great cheerleaders along the way keeping
everyone’s spirits up with a great smile on their faces. There are rest stops with refreshments
offered along the way, as well. Riverside Park
|Runners and walkers begin to return
The Kamloops Royalty are there to welcome everyone back with their applause and high five’s, whether they walked, rode or ran the 1km, 2km, 5km or 10km MS Walk.
|Kamloops Lion Paddlewheelers serve lunch
As in many of these charity walks and runs, you will see the Kamloops Paddlewheelers flipping those burgers and working hard to have lunch ready for all the participants of the walk.
|Our daughter, Kim in the Kamloops MS Walk
The MS Walk for 2012 is over but the battle against MS continues. May is MS Awareness month but the fundraising and the efforts to find a cure is ongoing. If you wish to volunteer or donate to this cause, click here to learn more.
World MS Day is May 30th. Click here to learn more of what is going on around the world on this day.
Our family thanks all those who contribute, volunteer and help work to find a cure for MS.