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TeamMSters do it again - breaking last year's MS fundraising record

 

 

 

 


“Each year gets better and better,” says Local 853 Office Manager and TeamMSters MS Walk Coordinator Janine Vanier. “We’ve already collected more
than $85,000, breaking last year’s amazing record of $66,000. I’m so proud of this Local and our entire union’s participation.”

In its fifth team effort in the annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk, the TeamMSters had another great day out at Crown Beach in Alameda on April 10, as they raised more money than ever before.

MS is an auto-immune disease that a ffects the central nervous system. Approximately 400,000 people in the U.S. acknowledge having MS and every week about 200 more are diagnosed.

Janine learned she had MS in 1987. “Getting involved in the National MS Society made me realize I’m not alone,” she explains. She started fundraising at work, telling people that she “knew a person with MS.” Soon, she became comfortable enough to admit that person was herself.

Janine wishes to thank the 2005 walkers and all who contributed money, time and inspiration to make this event a success.

Read more about the TeamMSters here.