Nelda’s daughter, Amanda, was diagnosed with MS in 2008. Since then the family has participated in the Duncan Walk as Team Evans. Their team has had up to 15 family and friends over the last 6 years and has raised over $15,000.
Nelda is the team captain and organizes many of the team fund raisers including garage sales, hot dog sales and a year round bottle drive.
Amanda’s young son Dante was recognized in 2013 for being a top youth fundraiser. As Nelda stated, "Dante will do anything for his mom."
The Evans family is a very strong and supportive unit for Amanda and her son Dante. They have a clear vision of what it would be like with MS gone from their lives. As Nelda said, "It would mean a clear path and a strong future."
Nelda describes her daughter as being very strong and independent even though MS has altered her way of life. She will always be there for Amanda and is willing to do whatever it takes to help her daughter.
The MS Society’s mission is "To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life."
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 provides programs and services to help those affected by multiple sclerosis to achieve the highest possible quality of life while living with the daily challenges that MS presents.
The Duncan MS Walk is an inclusive and family oriented event with face painting, balloons, coffee, 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 for the walk, go to www.mswalks.ca or call the local MS Society office at 250-748-7010.