Get Dirty, Have Fun, Support MS!
Local Bostonian, Staci Colby, has some words of advice for anyone looking for a fun way to stay active, challenge themselves, and raise money for an important cause. Last year she participated in MuckFest® MS Boston, a mud obstacle event with a mission to support the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) community. This year, the event will be held again on April 26th at Devens – Willard Field in Devens, MA.
Why should someone consider participating in an upcoming MuckFest MS event?
I think that everyone should consider participating in MuckFest MS. My team, The Mucky Ones, and I participated last year for the first time and it was even more fun than we expected! We had such a blast challenging ourselves, making friends and especially getting dirty. But MuckFest MS is about more than that. It is a time to come together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future for everyone living with multiple sclerosis. Dollars raised support programs and services to help people with MS and their loved ones as well as fund research to ultimately end MS forever.
What was most surprising about participating in MuckFest MS?
I was most surprised by myself and what I was able to accomplish – such an amazing feeling! I could not have done it without the help of my team and my fellow “muckers.” I was happily surprised by the support I received from friends and strangers alike throughout the run. Just when I thought I wasn’t going to make it over an obstacle, there was a friendly hand reaching out to help me. It was an experience I’ll never forget.
What is one tip you can pass along to someone who hasn’t participated in a mud obstacle event before?
Set your own goals and know that MuckFest MS provides a supportive environment for you to succeed. But most of all, relax and have fun while you help to create a world free of MS!
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Staci Colby was team captain of The Mucky Ones for the 2013 MuckFest MS Boston. She is 40 years old and was diagnosed with MS in April of 2007. Happily married for over 15 years, she has 3 wonderful sons who are 12, 10 & 8 years old (and keep her very busy). She has been working part-time at the National MS Society for nearly 3 years. She has participated in National MS Society events since 2008 and has raised nearly $61,000!