Thursday, October 11, 2007

In the News: Battling MS with Kevin Bacon

When Robin Maxwell started feeling numbness and tingling in her legs in the fall of 2006, she wasn't overly concerned. Having recently run both a marathon and another long-distance race, the 39-year-old resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, figured she'd just been overdoing it. But when the pain moved up to her stomach and neck, she became alarmed. In January 2007, her doctor called her with the diagnosis: she had multiple sclerosis ...

Not long after her diagnosis, Maxwell heard about a Web site that actor Kevin Bacon had started called SixDegrees.org ... She raised nearly $18,000 for her local MS chapter [the Blue Ridge Chapter]. And she finished as one of the top six fundraisers on Bacon's site and won $10,000 for MS research...

"Fundraising and activism," said Maxwell, "has brought in so much joy. ... I can be a part of what's going to make the situation better, not just for me, but for so many people."


These are a few excerpts from an October 10 broadcast on CNN. Click here to read the complete story.

2 comments:

Stephen said...

Great inspiring story about Robin Maxwell. Anybody living with MS that would like to help with my fund raiser for MS please go to www.hearttotheartgifts.org

Steve

Stephen said...

Great inspiring story about Robin Maxwell. I start a great Holiday gift program benefiting Mulitple Sclerosis. Please visit www.hearttoheartgifts.org to learn more about ways we can all help raise awareness and funds.