Walk MS: 2015
Team Joseph Michael’s

Employee / Participant Page
Joseph Michael’s first annual Walk MS Team is ready to WALK!
This page will give you all the information you need to Join The Team, Recruit Volunteers and Help Raise Money to reach our goal of $10,000.
We can do it!

Walk MS: 2015 Chicago Lakefront
Sunday, May 3rd
Grant Park
Registration 9:30am
WALK 11:00am

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1.  Go to our Team Page  from this link.
2.  Click on Join Our Team.
3.  Create An Account.
4.  Fill out the Participant Information and set your goal.
(we recommend a minimum $500 goal, but this is up to you!)
5.  Your Personal Page will be attached to the Team Joseph Michael’s Team Page!
**Your friends, family and clients can donate on your Personal Page and all donations will be recorded on the Team Page.

If you are a Joseph Michael’s employee and normally work on Sunday, you may take the morning off and work from 2:00-6:00pm if you would like to participate in the Walk.  If you will be walking, make sure you communicate with Amy Strange to mark your schedule accordingly.

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Recruit Volunteers

Any of your friends, family members or clients can raise money and walk on Team Joseph Michael’s!
The more walkers we have, the more money we can raise.  Give anyone interested the information above in Join The Team, and they can get started, too.
*There are email templates and ideas for recruiting team members (and donations) on your Personal Page of our Team Page.  Take advantage of those tools.

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Fundraising

Team Joseph Michael’s Goal: $10,000

**April 1st goal: $7,000
$7,000 raised by April 1st will get us a Team Tent at the Walk.
A Team Tent gives us a meeting point for all walkers and supporters and our name will be seen by all other walkers and supporters!

Fundraising Tools:

Station Talkers with a link to our Team Page
Designated emails from Joseph Michael’s to clients
Joseph Michael’s Facebook Page marketing
Personal emails from you to your friends and family asking for donations
Visual displays at the front desk and waiting areas
Donation Forms and donation canister at the front desk
*Possible sponsorship and matching donations from retail sales with Kérastase

 

 

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WHAT IS MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms. Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, a disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.

 70% of people affected with MS are female
 Chicago is the largest market of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
More than 2.3 million people are affected worldwide by MS