Friday, February 12, 2010


Walk MS Team Week has almost come to an end, but with every end is a new beginning and so here we have the beginning of the Walk MS: Twin Cities Walk 2010 Team CraniuMS blog! This week I had one goal in mind, and that was to recruit a few team members and get started on the 2010 fundraising. Friends and family met this goal and the results have been nothing short of spectacular! The National MS Society has sponsored team contests all week long, and the efforts of our team have made us eligible to win all sorts of prizes.

The first daily contest kicked off Wednesday and the contest was simple: Recruit at least three team members to enter into a drawing to win five VIP parking passes on event day. Team CraniuMS of course rocked it, recruiting a total of 7 members that day.

The weeklong team contest was to achieve the greatest percentage increase of team members by noon Friday to win a rest stop in our team’s honor. Team CraniuMS kept the momentum from Wednesday going and recruited a total of 16 members by the contest deadline! Let’s hope this was enough to put us in the running for that rest stop!

Also this week there was an individual weeklong contest. The individual team member to raise $150 or more online between Monday and Friday at noon was entered into a drawing to win an iPod touch! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for our two eligible team members; Megan Heuer who raised $270 and Jonathan Stupsky who raised $195. Good luck you two!

Today’s team contest focuses on recruiting the most walkers again for a chance to win a pizza party. Let’s hope more people join Team CraniuMS and join in on our efforts! There is also one last individual contest today and it is to update your personal page for your name to be entered into a drawing to win a hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap or long-sleeved MS shirt! So go to your participant center and spruce up your personal page for your chance to win!

Good job this week team CraniuMS! Winners will be announced next week, so stay tuned!

Be sure to visit the Team CraniuMS webpage and either join the team or sponsor an individual team member. Bookmark us and tell your friends and family! Our website is

You can also find us on facebook! Search for our page under Walk MS: Twin Cities Walk 2010 Team CraniuMS. Become a member and invite your facebook friends and help us spread the word!

I leave you with the thought of our team slogan which is “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” In just 5 short days this phrase has come to life as I have witnessed an outpouring of support. We’ve had members join our team knowing they’ll be making the long trip from Michigan to Minnesota, I’ve seen friends of friends of friends on facebook post our message to donate and donations have poured in left and right. One person really does make a difference and if you’re reading this now you are proof.

Yours truly,
“Captain Crunch”

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