Much of the multiple sclerosis "news" that I see in my Google Alerts has to do with fundraising events. These take the form of long-distance bicycle rides, walks, hikes, dances, luncheons - seems like pretty much any group activity can be used to raise money for MS.
Many of these events are out of the question for me, just based on the fact that they might be too rigorous or held during a hot part of the year. Others sound interesting to me, but so far, life has intervened and prevented me from participating. I think these organizations do wonderful things for many people, including raising awareness about our disease among the people who do end up participating by raising funds and biking 150 miles or walking for a couple of hours.
I'm curious about the rest of you. Do you participate in MS fundraising events? Which ones? How did you select which one to get involved with? What is your main reason for participating? Tell us in the comments section below.