Monday, July 24, 2006

More Knitters Against MS!

Posted by: We Heart Yarn
Multiple Sclerosis is close to the hearts of us here at We Heart Yarn.
Neuroknitter is a Research Scientist in an MS research laboratory here
in Porltand, OR and Wool Girl is an Administrative Officer at the MS Center
of Excellence. We have friends with MS. We know children of friends with MS.
We know other knitters personally and from blogland with MS.

MS is an unauthorized attack on the central nervous system by cells
in the body that normally protect us. MS affects over 500,000 people
in the U.S., and over 6,300 people in the Pacific Northwest.
MS causes a range of chronic and progressive symptoms, including fatigue,
numbness and paralysis.
Let us introduce you to Nicole. Nicole is a dear friend of We Heart Yarn.
She is a colleague of Neuroknitter and also works in an MS research
laboratory. Nicole is also a lovely knitter and a newlywed. Nicole
told us that for the past 6 years she has been doing research on MS
and riding the MS-150 every year as another way for her to contribute
towards the goal of ending this illness that affects so many of
us directly or indirectly through a family member or a friend.

We Heart Nicole!!
Nicole and her new husband Jim (Congratulations!!) are both riding
in the MS-150 August 5-6.She hopes to raise $800 for the Oregon
Chapter of the National MS Society
. These dollars go to research,
education and support of MS patients.
We Heart Yarn applauds Nicole in her dedicated and tireless effort
to wipe out MS!! If you would like to learn more about Nicole's ride
and MS, please click her picture in the right side bar, it will send
you to the MS-150 webpage. If you choose to make a donation, that would
be awesome!
To donate: select the Sponsor Participant button. 
Search for Nicole Moes or Jim Yoder. Select on their name when it appears in the box below. 
That's all there is to it!
We thank you!! We are not giving away prizes, we are just
giving our support to Nicole and all the others fighting against
the devastation that is MS!
We Heart Nicole!
We Heart You!
We Hate MS!!
We Heart Yarn thanks you!


shannon said...

that is awesome - thanks so much, lovely nicole and hubby, for doing this. and thanks wg and nk for getting it up there and spreading the werd

Wool Girl said...

Nicole and Jim, this is really awesome! MS is very close to my heart...literally, so I appreciate it so much to hear that you guys are doing this!!!!!

We knitters at WE HEART YARN heart you!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm late to the party (catching up on blog reading), but as a person with Secondary Progressive MS, I thank you. People like you DO make a difference.