Today is important for two reasons - first it is my last day of my SoCal vacation so you better believe I'm going to enjoy it which is why you are getting this pre-scheduled post and second it is the start of MS Awareness Week!
I originally started my blog (in April 2010) for the sole purpose of raising MS awareness which would then also raise money! So this week is a favorite of mine and I want to use it to share some information about MS all week. I really hope you'll stick around and read my posts - maybe you'll learn something knew!
The National MS Society Greater New England Chapter has several events going on during this week. You can find out more about those here. I'll be volunteering at Climb To The Top on March 7th along with a few other members of The Bean Team. Despite the (very) early wake up call I always look forward to this event! (2014 here and 2013 here).
The other event that I think is very cool is the MS Cycle For A Cure which is a cycling event at Flywheel Boston. It also just so happens to be on my birthday (March 28th) which is also the same day as Emily's bridal shower. So I won't be able to make it to this event but I think you should check it out if you live in the area!
Also if you live in Boston check out these locations for lights or displays in celebration of MS Awareness week:
- Zakim Bridge will be lit in orange for the entire week
- Boston Garden, March 2
- Millenium Bostonian Hotel, interior lounge lighting, March 2
- Lenox Hotel, exterior lit for the week
- IBEW Union Hall billboard by Southeast Expressway during May
- +Rose Kennedy Greenway, the entire week
- MBTA advertising cards, February - April
If you do get to see any of the above please take a photo and send it to me (since it is unlikely that I will see all of them)!
The last thing is a FAVOR! Will you wear ORANGE on Wednesday (March 4th)? It is a great way to raise awareness! Take a photo (a selfie is fine) and email, tweet or instagram it to me. Make sure to use #OutstandingInOrangeForMS I will put all of the photos in a post on Friday. I never really liked orange prior to my MS diagnosis but I must say it has grown on me over the years and now I really like it! So should me how you style your orange!