After carefully mapping out the direction of Active with MS, I finally decided the first event I wanted to do to inspire MS patients to be active would be an open water swim and that swim would go to benefit MSAA. After going to a MSAA event in San Diego, I learned MSAA was recruiting volunteers for a swim fundraiser. I grew up a swimmer, I love open water races, it was too perfect to not participate. After looking at the list of local races for the year in San Diego I decided on participating in Sharkfest on October 14th, a race that goes from the San Diego Convention Center to the Coronado Side of the Coronado Bridge, a distance of a little over a mile. While this should be a fun event for people to go to I really wanted to create an additional event that would allow me to meet more new people and have fun with my family and friends. To accomplish this I am putting together a benefit concert on October 12th to serve as the main fundraiser for my swim.
The concert will be at Robbie’s Roadhouse Bar and Grille located at 530 N. Coast Hwy 101 Leucadia, California 92024. The talented Jesse Cox Syn-Drum will be providing live music from 6:30-10:30 and there will be a silent auction. In addition the restaurant will be donating a portion of the money spent on food and drinks to the cause as well. If you are in the area come by and say hi and join in on the fun. I’m really looking forward to this event, I’m expecting a lot of people and I really want this fundraiser to be successful for MSAA. If you can’t make it please still consider donating to my race at
MS will never get the better of me, I am determined to stay strong and beat it. I hope you feel the same way. I have MS right now but I still believe there is a chance that one day I won’t. In the meantime I will continue to stay active and create events like these for MSAA and hopefully find more people to join me.
No matter how you help the MS community, thank you. Stay active, Stay positive, Go forth and beat MS.