Catching up on the MS Walk

I’ve been AWOL recently – life has definitely been busy! (Blame the Winnebago…)

First, a catch up on the MS Walk on May 15th. It was a glorious sunny day. Lots of happy smiling faces, lots of meeting up with people that I hadn’t seen for a year! The final funds are still rolling in, but it looks like we raised around $52k, around $5k over budget – all to help people with MS.

Here’s a few photos that tell some of the stories I was involved in on the day.

Kelowna Firefighters gave a donation of $500 – thank you very much! – and encouraged us along the way.

Kelowna firefighters  and board members with a big cheque
The HOGs – the Harley Owners Group were presented with their provincial award for being “Heroes Amongst Us” for all the volunteer work that they do for us, both at the Walk and the Bike Tour

Harley Owners Group with board members receiving their award
I gave a speech and my dogs came too (Ian was there, somewhere, as well!)

Michelle on stage with the microphoneLacey , our dog, looking hotDeefer, our other dog, wearing his red bandana wellIan with our friend and the dogs at waterfront park
The board also ran a raffle and raised over $15oo. The top prize, a bike donated by Fresh Air, was won by local MLA Steve Thomson, who then auctioned the bike for us as well!

Michelle, Ian, Steve Thomson, Jim  Bates  owner of Fresh Air and the bike
From volunteers, staff, board members, friends, family and people with MS, it was a wonderful day and a job well done!

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