What is MS, and why is it important to TIS?
MS or Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. MS is not a kind disease, and it affects each person differently. People battling MS can face issues at both the physical and cognitive levels, but with that, each person’s progression rate is different. This is why continued research is so important. There is currently not a cure for MS, and the medications and treatments available are basically a band-aid fix that do not cure- they merely prolong increased symptoms.
Now why is doing the MS walk so important to TIS?
Tina Storrs Monson, daughter of Norven and Cheryl Storrs – founders of TIS, was diagnosed with MS in 2004 and has been bravely and gracefully battling this disease every day since. To support Tina in her fight against MS, TIS has joined together to walk for a cure. As a company, we each walk a 5k, inviting friends and family to join us. At the completion of the 5k, we add up all the miles and donate that amount to the MS Foundation as they journey to find a cure.
This year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we all walked in our local communities. To help make the MS 5K more personal, Tina shared with us her intimate story and struggles with this illness. Tina’s family has played a large role in supporting her through this life-changing disease. To hear more about Tina and her positive outlook on living with MS, please visit our Facebook page. Tina’s story sheds light on a cause that is worth fighting for, or in our cause, walking for. Thank you to everyone that joined us in this year’s MS 5K.
If you would like to help out, please visit www.nationalmssociety.org/donate.