Monday, April 11, 2011

Do Your Part to Help a Patient With MS

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Approximately 2.5 million people around the world are afflicted with this disease.

While there is presently no cure for MS, it is treatable. But treatments are extremely expensive. You can do your part to help bring an MS patient from Canada to the US for needed treatment by placing a bid on a pair of authentically autographed New York Yankees shoes.

The high-heeled, peep-toe pumps were part of a series of shoes that were worn in what's called a Diva Dash--50 and 100 meter sprints in high-heels--in Nova Scotia. Both shoes are signed by members of last year's Yankees team. Funds raised will allow Krista Reid-Brownlow to bring her mother to New York for the liberation therapy, a new treatment that is believed to restore lost immobility and ease pain in MS patients. Krista's mom has been battling MS for 23 years.

For a link to the ebay auction page, as well as photos and videos featuring the shoes, click here.

Krista and the participants of Diva Dash wish to thank you for your support.

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