Approximately 200 walkers participated in the 2013 Challenge Walk on September 27-29.
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - After personally raising over $11,000, a Sacramento woman walked 50 miles in three days to help raise money and awareness as part of a fundraising event for Multiple Sclerosis.
The full-time working mother, Janine Wong, created “Team Lysie” to support a close family friend, Alyssa Gomez (24), who this past year was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic, unpredictable and disabling disease of the central nervous system with no known cause, cure or prevention. MS symptoms can vary greatly but typically range from numbness in the limbs and extreme fatigue, to loss of balance and muscle coordination or paralysis. Members of Team Lysie included Alyssa’s mother Silvia, and Janine’s daughter Danielle who volunteered as a Registered Nurse during the event. The group joined about 200 other walkers who participated in the 2013 National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Southern California Challenge Walk MS on September 27-29.