For the 4th year straight, I'm participating in the MS 24 Hour Mega Squash & Racquetball Melbourne event.
Multiple Sclerosis is similarly gruesome to Motor Neuron Disease - a terminal illness that took the life of my beloved uncle after a long and brave battle.
I reinvigorated my love of Squash soon after he passed in February 2017, so this challenge is my annual tribute to him.
I'm hoping to reach (and exceed) my fundraising goal of $500 and I'd be very appreciative of any support, whether people donate to MS Australia via my fundraising page, share it amongst their family and friends or participate in the event themselves.
Thank you for supporting me in the 2020 Melbourne MS 24 Hour Mega Squash & Racquetball.
Why am I taking part in this event?
Aside from looking forward to joining others in the fun and atmosphere on the day, I’m taking part to raise funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition and average age of diagnosis is 30 . It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so widely.
For instance, can you imagine waking up one day unable to do the everyday things you would usually take for granted? Like not being able to see properly (or at all), you physically can’t get out of bed, can’t walk to the phone to call someone – anyone – or live a life without pain?
All of a sudden your world has changed.
By being part of this event, and because of your generous sponsorship, the funds we raise will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS Support Services. Services such as MS Peer Support, connecting people who are newly diagnosed with those who have lived with multiple sclerosis for a number of years, or the MS Employment Support program keeping Aussies living with multiple sclerosis in the work force.