Mucker Q&A – Casey Welsh, Team Muddy Paws
MuckFest MS: What made you first decide to do MuckFest MS?
Casey: My sister Nellie Barrett is really the person who initiated the Muddy Paws! She herself has been diagnosed with MS, and because of her, the Muddy Paws came to be. For many members of our team, supporting Nellie is our main reason for participating. We have several other team members who have a parent living with MS, so there really wasn’t one reason we all decided to take part and raise money- there are many!
MuckFest MS: Why is supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society important to you?
Casey: MuckFest MS and other events provide an opportunity to not just give money, but to actually take action; to take time and energy to show that we care about finding a cure for MS. Of course we have an awesome time getting dirty, but it’s about so much more than that. Because of these fundraising efforts, real strides are being made to help those living with MS.
Because of the National MS Society, I don’t just run FOR my sister, I run WITH her.
MuckFest MS: What three words would you use to describe MuckFest MS?
Casey: Rewarding, invigorating, tradition
MuckFest MS: What advice would you give to a first time mucker?
Casey: Bring flip flops and a complete change of clothes. Cleansing wipes are essential! And afterwards, a cold beer is the best thing ever.
Thanks to Casey for sharing her insights and experience with us!