CCUL comes together to support the MS Society in Walk MS fundraiser
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Carolinas Credit Union League colleagues from North Carolina and South Carolina came together on Saturday, May 17 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society at its annual Walk MS event at Symphony Park in Charlotte, N.C.
The team—named “G.I. Jess” in honor of Jessica Hendrix, director of administration— raised more than $1,500. The proceeds from the Walk MS event, which came to more than $140,000, support life changing programs for more than 14,600 people living with MS in the Carolinas and drives cutting-edge research.
“Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body,” said Hendrix. “Millions worldwide are affected by MS. However, progress is being made in the way of research and development of new medicines that can allow people with MS to live relatively normal lives.”
“I’m honored and humbled that so many of my coworkers took part in this movement not only by donating to the National MS Society, but being a part of the walk for a cure,” Hendrix added.
With the option to take the short route (1 mile) or the long route (3 miles), Team G.I. Jess opted for the 3-mile walk through the surrounding community near Symphony Park.
“We had a blast and got some exercise on a beautiful Charlotte morning,” said Susanne Witteborg, VP human resources. “And to top off an already great day, our t-shirt (designed by Dave Hendrix) won the “Best Team T-Shirt” award—out of dozens of team designs!”
To find out more about MS or how you can help, go to www.nationalmssociety.org.