Working for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

By Becky Remington  

Greetings from the South Central Region.  Last week, I attended a patient education program in Bentonville Arkansas, and as always, I feel like I have the most wonderful job in the world. One of the perks of my job is meeting amazing, warm, and caring people.   Some of these people have MS, some of them are family members and spouses, and some of them come to the programs with their best friend, who just happens to have MS.  And many times, as was the case this time, complete strangers sit together, start talking, share a meal together, talk some more, and exchange phone numbers or email addresses before the end of the presentation.

Last week’s talk was on Managing Stress and Anxiety.  The speaker, a psychologist from Dallas TX, was excellent, giving a lot of practical advice and tips to those that attended.  I have no doubt some of his stress relieving exercises will find their way in to people’s lives and make a difference in helping to keep some MS symptoms at bay.  But I also know that those who made new friends left with something even more valuable.

Becky Remington is MSAA’s South-Central Regional Director

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Saddle up for a Texas-sized adventure for MS

4th Annual MSAA Lone Star Roundup Cattle DriveJoin us for the 4th Annual MSAA Lone Star Roundup Cattle Drive

September 20 – 23, 2012

You, your friends, and your family may have walked for MS. You may have ridden a bike for MS. You may have even participated in Swim for MS. MSAA now invites you to add a horse into the mix and join us for an adventure of a lifetime – all while benefiting those who have MS!

When: September 20 – 23, 2012

Where: The Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, Texas

(just a few minutes south of Dallas/Fort Worth)

The Fourth Annual MSAA Lone Star Roundup Cattle Drive is ready to roll! This four-day, three-night western adventure returning to the beautiful Beaumont Ranch will be the most fun you have ever had for a good cause! All money raised will go to support the many programs and services MSAA offers to help people affected by multiple sclerosis.

“The MSAA Cattle Drive is a chance to fulfill a life long dream, meet some great folks, enjoy some wonderful Texas hospitality, get some fresh air and exercise, chow down on superb Texas grub…and still know at the end of the day, I am helping to make life a bit easier for all of us that live with multiple sclerosis.”

- Linda Martin, diag: RRMS – 2000

All levels of riding experience are welcome for this event:

  • Never been on a horse? We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get on and stay on!
  • An expert rider? We’ll turn you loose in the Texas back country for some challenging riding and herding.

To learn more about the Lone Star Roundup, including information on your meals, accommodations, and how you can register, please visit this link.

Any questions, please call (800) 532-7667, ext. 137 to talk to Becky Remington, the “Trail Boss” for this event.

Or, if you can’t attend and wish to make a gift to support MSAA and the MS community,

please visit support.mymsaa.org/lonestarsupport.

Yee Haw! Hope we see you there!

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