I have wanted to be a part of this for a few years now but have not put the effort to do so, One year it was on Alayna's birthday and last year I missed it by a week so this year I decided NO excuses I will walk. I was very surprised by how emotional it was for me. Having my mom diagnosed with MS 4 years ago, made the emotions even stronger. Emily and I made a team in honor of mom (team CPK) and barely made the deadline. Chad and the kids went with us but I missed the online deadline to get them listed as team members. Next year I am going to be way more on the ball so mark your calendars and plan to walk for MS next April. When you sign up a team they give you all this information on fundraising and suggestions on how to help raise money for the research. The MS society does a great job putting this together. They have prizes for teams with the most funds raised, teams with the craziest costumes, etc....One team was full of star wars characters. It was so inspiring to see husbands pushing their wives (and vice versa) in wheel chairs. Lots of kids riding for people they know with MS. There was one cute team named "Fix my mommy" that about broke my flood gate.(tears) This is such a horrible ugly disease that needs a cure. I hope we find one soon. I love my mom and cherish every visit I get to have with her and every moment she touches my children's lives. Even with MS she amazes me with what she does with my children. I look forward to every visit and how each one makes me a better mother and wife. After the walk we watched others cross the finish line and the joy it was for them. I am so grateful for my health and for so many who work to fight this disease! Thanks Ashley for putting together the Boise team, it means so much. I wish I could join all of you this weekend!
Chad and Emily with our herd of kids before the walk started. Had to get a pic with Darth. He even sounded just like him...OOooohhh creepy! :). He had to have been dying of the heat, his mask had condensation or something on the inside. It was a warm day, but especially for the ones in full costume. (Hope it wasn't a rental....)