“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
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
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
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.