On Wednesday, May 13, Daphne Swift, the team captain of the Swift Walkers from the Scotiabank Duncan MS Walk hosted an MS Ladies Night fundraiser. The event was held at the Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn and raised over $1,000 for the MS Society. There were various booths set up with local home-based businesses selling their goods with some of the proceeds going to MS as well as a silent auction.
When I asked Daphne what inspired this creative idea she said she was running a home business a couple of years ago while looking after her mom and thought this would be a
fun way to raise money for MS.
Daphne wanted to get involved with the walk because of her connection to the cause. A few years ago her friend’s sister passed away from MS and a family member has recently been diagnosed. Creating a team in the 2015 Duncan Scotiabank MS Walk is her way of giving back and getting involved. If you would like to donate please go to www.mswalks.ca and search Swift Walkers to make an online donation.
Since its founding in 1948, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has acted as a key partner to the MS research community. The MS Society currently provides over $10 million per year to MS research and is the single largest funder of MS research in Canada.
The Society also provides programs and services.
The Duncan MS Walk is an inclusive and family oriented event with face painting, balloons, coffee and continental breakfast, healthy lunch, doggie treats and bandanas, motivational speakers and lots of community spirit. All routes are wheel chair accessible.
For more information or to register go to www.mswalks.ca or call the local MS Society office at 250-748-7010.
We would like to thank Karen for supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society – Duncan Office.