April 26, 2018 0 By muckfestms

We get asked these questions all the time: How can I grow my team? How can I reach my fundraising goals? How do I stand out from the crowd?

Our answer: Your story. Nothing will engage your friends and family in a more impactful way than your story.

Kelly B., team captain of Keggy’s Krew in New Jersey, sent the AWESOME letter below to her friends and family. She was kind enough to share it with us so that we could share it with YOU!Kelly 2015Things to note:

  1. It’s personal. It tells Kelly’s story.
  2. It’s informative. It briefly explains the event and the cause.
  3. It stands out. Kelly included pictures and headlines to keep her family and friends engaged. As a wise woman once said, a picture is worth 1,000 words!

Dear Friends and Family,

This year marks the 5th anniversary of my diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis.  I have been fortunate enough to have friends and family like you, surrounding me with prayers and emotional support.

I will never let my MS dictate my life. Unfortunately, I do have daily reminders of the disease. Some reminders are the injections I give myself three times a week. Another reminder is my “foggy brain” when I don’t eat healthy or drink enough water during the day. These are the “easy” reminders! The big reminders are the fear of getting any kind of infection; from a cold, to any other form of infection in my body. You see, an infection in my body can result in an MS attack. My first two attacks were triggered by infections (the flu and a severe sinus infection coupled with bronchitis). Both attacks left me numb and suffering from continued nerve pain. Through medication and a balanced diet, I continue to live life to the fullest!

God’s divine providence over my life continues to amaze me on a daily basis. He continues to challenge me in so many different ways, all while keeping my MS under control. MS will NOT keep me from achieving my goals and dreams.

MS is not fun. But I will NOT let it kick me down!

The “MS” part of MuckFest® MS stands for multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. MS is unpredictable and affects every individual differently. Women are two to three times more likely to get MS, and it affects over two-million people worldwide. This is the reason we come together; to rally friends in support of people living with MS in our community. That’s why 100% of your donation benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

MuckFest MS is a mucky romp through mud and obstacles in support of a world free of multiple sclerosis. The run is pure athletic hilarity on a 5K course full of mud, and features 20+ outrageous obstacles that will spin, swing and fling you up, down and sideways. MuckFest MS is something that must be seen to be believed. So, by all means, come out to watch or better yet, join us!

While there will be a lot of laughs and mucking about, we are also supporting the important work of the National MS Society in our community.

Please help support me through donations or participating with “KEGGY’S KREW”.  Help my team and me raise awareness of this disease and help find a cure! Every dollar makes a difference in our lives. I have enclosed directions should you choose to participate.

If you are unable to donate, would you keep us and those with the disease in your thoughts and prayers? We hope to one day find a cure or at least stop the progression of the disease for those who have it.

Thank you in advance,

Kelly B.

Thank you for sharing, Kelly! We can’t wait to see you and Keggy’s Krew in New Jersey this year.

Kelly 2014