Meet One of Our MuckSquad Super Stars
We had the chance to chat with one of our MuckFest® MS participants about the event and the MuckSquad! As one of our biggest super fans, Claudia shares news about MuckFest MS all the time! She’s wowed the MuckFest MS staff time and time again with her passion, dedication, and social media posts about MuckFest MS and the MuckSquad!
Claudia, originally from El Salvador, has lived in the Chicago area since she was 15 years old and participated in her first MuckFest MS event in 2015. She and her fourteen-member team, Don’t Expect Much, took on the mud and muck at MuckFest MS Chicago in honor of her good friend, Kim, who is living with MS. Claudia loved the event so much that she quickly became a passionate super fan. She joined the MuckSquad immediately when we launched in December 2015 and proudly started sharing MuckFest MS content on her social media channels and recruiting friends to join the loyalty program! After just one month as a MuckSquad member, Claudia earned an impressive 4,855 points and received a prize pack for all her dedication.
MuckFest MS: Congratulations on being our very first top MuckSquad member! You did an amazing job, and we were honored to send you our first ever MuckSquad prize package for your dedication.
Claudia: I loved it!
Q: MuckFest MS: We’re glad! So, how did you initially get involved in MuckFest MS?
Claudia: I got involved thanks to my friend Kim who told me about the event.
Q: MuckFest MS: Is there someone specific you muck it for?
Claudia: First, I muck it for my friend Kim, who has MS. Second, I muck for a dear friend of mine who had MS, but unfortunately, we lost her to suicide. So I do it to help find a cure for other people who suffer from this disease.
Q: MuckFest MS: I’m so sorry to hear that. Did you participate in any other MS related events to raise awareness?
Claudia: No, MuckFest MS was my first event.
Q: MuckFest MS: What was your favorite thing about the event?
Claudia: The part that I loved the most is that an invaluable connection gets created between your family and friends while doing the race by helping, cheering, encouraging and laughing with each other. It is unforgettable!
Q: MuckFest MS: How would you describe the event to someone who has never been to MuckFest MS?
Claudia: Amazing, full of laughs, and muddy!
Q: MuckFest MS: What would you say to people who are hesitant about playing in the mud for a day?
Claudia: Do it! Do it! Do it! It is so much fun! I used to think it looked too dirty, but if you do it with family and friends, it is amusing!
Q: MuckFest MS: Favorite obstacle?
Claudia: Spider Web!
Q: MuckFest MS: How did you come to be part of the MuckSquad?
Claudia: I joined through an email invitation after the event.
Q: MuckFest MS: What was the best part about using the MuckSquad page?
Claudia: The best part about the MuckSquad is being able to share such an amazing event with others and to bring awareness about MS.
Q: MuckFest MS: Any final words?
Claudia: Grab your family and friends and get signed up for MuckFest MS!!! You won’t regret it!
We can’t wait to see Claudia and her team muck it in 2017.