Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
amanda Grifsas

amanda Grifsas 

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Hi, my name is Amanda Grifsas and I am taking part in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 to raise much needed funds for MS (multiple sclerosis). I would LOVE for you to please DONATE GENEROUSLY to a disease impacting many! I met my husband Hari 6 years ago. At this time, his beautiful mother Maria (my now mother in law), had been living with MS for over 20yrs. Maria lived a normal life for many years after being diagnosed but in the past 10 years the disease has taken its toll and she has lost the ability to walk or eat and is now bedridden and fed through a tube. Maria's truly miraculous husband Jim is her doting full time carer and a true inspiration. Though MS is a very difficult thing to go through - this family I am now apart of, have never played the 'poor me' card. They feel so blessed and grateful to have this sublime woman still in their lives and believe everything happens for a reason. What's meant to be will be... Each and everyday is a gift and aslong as we can get Maria laughing or smiling then we have succeeded! There is no cure for MS and that is why it is so IMPORTANT to contribute to find one!! Donating to me helps raise funds for better detection, treatments and a cure! This is a disease that affects and impacts many in this country and truly needs a helping hand for a real difference to be made! Every little bit counts so please put a SMILE on Maria's face and every other person battling MS. I appreciate anything you are able to GIVE. On another note: This is my first half marathon - so PLEASE wish me luck!! :) You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email this link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media: Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me and my family. Together we can help create a world free of MS!

About my cause: MS

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system affecting more young adult Australians than any other neurological condition. Every working day four Australians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which equates to an additional 1,000 diagnosed every year.

At MS we want everyone living with this chronic disease to get the support they need to live the best life they can. Your support enables people living with multiple sclerosis to get support to meet their goals and live well, and ensure that their journey is not undertaken alone. 

Your support provides a range of MS Services including:

- phone and email support through MS Connect
- free, specialised consultation with a health professional through MS Advisor
- NDIS assistance through MS Support Coordination
- MS Wellbeing services to support goals for living well, from exercise and nutrition to specialist employment support
- around the clock support when things get challenging, through MS Respite and Residential service.

Thank-you for your support to ensure that no-one faces MS alone.

Run For MS and Run For FREE! Join our team in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival and if you raise $500 for MS, your entry fee will be refunded so you run free of charge! Sign up now to support MS!

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About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017

The 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 17, 2017 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2017.

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