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02/16/2004 12:55:17 PM · #1
In 2003, my second year doing the MS Walk, I made a promise. If I raised at least $1,000 (twice what I had ever raised previously), I said, I would commit to walk 50 miles this year to help end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. With your help, we far exceeded last year's goal (raising over $1,600), and now I'm prepared to keep my promise to you.

On October 8-10, 2004, Iíll be taking the greatest walk of my life Ė the MS Challenge Walk. This 3 day, 50 mile walk may be the hardest thing I ever do, but it canít be as hard as living with the devastating and relentless effects of multiple sclerosis, a chronic, lifelong disease that attacks the central nervous system. Among the devastating setbacks for those who have MS, is a loss of the ability to put one foot in front of the other. Participating in the MS Challenge Walk affirms my commitment to stop MS and move the world closer to a cure. Will you help by sponsoring me in the MS Challenge Walk? With your generous support, you can help me reach my fund raising goal of $2,500 and help find the cure for MS, sooner rather than later.

Once again, a HUGE thank you to everyone who offered their support in 2002 and 2003, and to everyone who will offer their support in 2004!

-Terry (donation link)

Message edited by author 2004-02-17 21:17:19.
02/16/2004 02:32:02 PM · #2
This is a great thing you're doing Terry. Is there a way to pledge using PayPal? I can't find the info on the site. I'm going to pledge some money of my own, and also all of the money I make from DPCPrints sales from this point until October will be pledged to you. It may not be much but I hope it helps :)

Message edited by author 2004-02-16 14:43:25.
02/16/2004 04:16:59 PM · #3
Hi Terry, I must have missed your walk last year, because I don't recall this, but I would like to make a pledge this year. I have the same question as Konador though - is there a way to make a pledge for you using PayPal?
02/16/2004 04:29:44 PM · #4
Originally posted by Konador:

This is a great thing you're doing Terry. Is there a way to pledge using PayPal? I can't find the info on the site. I'm going to pledge some money of my own, and also all of the money I make from DPCPrints sales from this point until October will be pledged to you. It may not be much but I hope it helps :)


Originally posted by lhall:

Hi Terry, I must have missed your walk last year, because I don't recall this, but I would like to make a pledge this year. I have the same question as Konador though - is there a way to make a pledge for you using PayPal?


Awesome, I really appreciate that! As far as I know, there is no way to pledge directly using PayPal. Pledging online requires a credit card. If it is easier for you and you have the ability to mail me a check (made out to "National MS Society"), you could do that. If you'd like to do that just PM me and I will send you my postal address.

If PayPal is your best or only option, I do have a PayPal account myself to which you could send contributions. If you choose to do that, I will cut a check to the National MS Society in the total amount of contributions sent that way. PayPal does charge me a small transaction-processing fee but I will make that up. I can also send you a receipt for tax purposes if you need one.

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-Terry

Message edited by author 2004-02-16 16:29:59.
02/16/2004 04:42:41 PM · #5
Would it be best then if I paid it all thru paypal at the end, rather than in small chunck as/when I make sales?
02/16/2004 05:00:16 PM · #6
As someone who has M/S, I want to say THANKS, to Terry, and to all of you who contribute. It's a wonderful thing that you are doing. It really means alot to know that we're not fighting alone.

Peace Eric
02/16/2004 05:27:58 PM · #7
Originally posted by Konador:

Would it be best then if I paid it all thru paypal at the end, rather than in small chunck as/when I make sales?


I'm charged a flat percentage plus 30¢ per transaction for receiving money on PayPal. If the amount gets to more than about $25 or so let me know... otherwise sometime in August will probably be best.

Thanks!

-Terry
02/16/2004 11:25:47 PM · #8
*bump*

good luck, CJ!
02/17/2004 09:08:20 PM · #9
I'll be happy to support this cause. It's a awesome thing you're doing !
02/17/2004 09:21:28 PM · #10
Several people have reported problems with the link in my original post above. I have replaced the link and it should work better now. If that doesn't work, you can also try the link in my signature, with takes my to my Challenge Walk web site.

If you are asked to search for a participant by name, pelase enter "Terry Auspitz." Also, if you have problems with the links, please let me know, so I can work with the local MS society office to get it resolved.

Thanks!
-Terry
02/19/2004 11:13:45 PM · #11
That's awesome, Terry!
02/20/2004 06:52:50 AM · #12
Originally posted by Sonifo:

That's awesome, Terry!


Thank you, and thanks to everyone whose pledged so far as well. Your support has been incredible!

-Terry
02/21/2004 06:43:52 AM · #13
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*bump*
02/23/2004 01:05:17 PM · #14
And another
03/16/2004 03:23:29 PM · #15
Terry,

Just a thought.....

Will you be walking 100 miles next year? ;)
03/16/2004 04:01:59 PM · #16
I think it's a nobel cause you've taken up. I did a breast cancer walk 2 years ago while my wife was undergoing treatment. 60 miles is a long way! 1st day and last day aren't too bad, but that middle day goes on forever. I've decided to do the 3 Day Walk in Chicago this year with my sister in honor of my wife who lost her battle with breast cancer in August of 2002. More information can be found in my profile.

Thanks for your support in my walk Terry, I will soon be making a contribution to your cause.
03/16/2004 04:07:10 PM · #17
Hi Terry,

I will do what I can. You definitely have my support. My mother was diagnosed with MS before I was born. I have watched it progress my whole life. Lets get this disease cured!

Here is a picture of my mother and niece.

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03/16/2004 04:37:24 PM · #18
Danny,
That is a beautiful tribute to your wife Debby.

~It's no longer a matter of "if"

Life is a race to give away our time.

It is nice to see both you and Terry giving your time to help others.
03/16/2004 04:43:54 PM · #19
Those of us who are actually afflicted with this disease thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts!

Barbara
03/27/2004 06:31:54 AM · #20
bump :)
04/20/2004 08:23:19 AM · #21
I just donated to both of these causes (Terry's and Danny's). Good luck to you both in not only meeting your goals this year, but exceeding them! (Posting to bump this up, not to pat myself on the back...)

Message edited by author 2004-04-20 08:27:00.
04/20/2004 07:25:08 PM · #22
You guys all rock, thanks! I'll be posting an updated pledge tally soon!

-Terry
04/20/2004 07:30:48 PM · #23
I'd like to join Barbara in thanking you Terry. MS has had a profound effect on my life and people like you that are out there helping us fight give me hope that some day we will see a cure.

Steven
04/20/2004 08:28:42 PM · #24
Thank you Terry! My mother, my family, and myself greatly appreciate your efforts.

Message edited by author 2004-04-20 20:29:02.
10/03/2004 08:32:46 PM · #25
One final push: The walk is this Friday. Any help you can offer toward this very important cause is GREATLY appreciated. Donations can be made here.

Thanks so much!

-Terry

Message edited by author 2004-10-03 20:38:36.
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