I used to do the MS Read-A-Thon every year when I was a kid. When I heard that the challenge was now open to adults (as The Novel Challenge), I realised what a good opportunity this would be to raise money for a worthy cause. So I’ve gotten some friends and writerly-folk together, and Team LiteraryMinded is reading madly up until the end of June in the hope of raising over $500 for people affected with Multiple Sclerosis.
You can check out our fundraising page here, and leave a donation to the team in general, or to an individual member (which is still counted toward the team total). Here’s my individual fundraising page.
This Wednesday 26 May is World Multiple Sclerosis Day, so it’s a great time to take action.
About MS, from the website:
MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system and affects more than 18,000 Australians.
The average age of diagnosis of MS is just 30 years.
MS affects three times as many women as men.
MS Australia aims to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on all individuals affected by the disease, as well as their families, carers and the community, by offering a wide range of services, equipment and support. MS Australia’s goal is to assist everyone affected by MS to live life to their fullest potential and secure the care and support they need, until we ultimately find a cure.