Team Tatro sets goal of $9,000 for MS research
Team Tatro is one of many teams and individuals who will walk in the local Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk along the eastern shore of Dillon Reservoir on May 13 from 9-11:30 a.m. The team was formed in 2004 by Cheryl Tatro and her family as a lasting tribute to her husband, Bill, a longtime local who died in September, 2003, from complications related to primary progressive multiple sclerosis.The walk supports Summit County locals and other Coloradans with MS. One in every 580 state residents has the disease, giving Colorado one of the highest incidence rates in the country. Twelve MS walks throughout the state will help fund ground-breaking research and client programs that help thousands of people living with MS and their families.Team Tatro had over 75 walkers last year and placed among the top ten teams in the state by raising over $8,000. This year, the team is hoping for more members and sponsors. Anyone interested may register or donate through the Colorado chapter’s website, http://www.fightmscolorado.org or by contacting Cheryl Tatro at (970) 453-2339, or P.O. Box 2917, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Those registering or donating through the website should note that they are supporting Team Tatro.Anyone interested in walking with Team Tatro may register the day of the walk at the “Crow’s Nest” tent near the Dillon Marina from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. There is no registration fee, but donations of any amount are welcome. The walk’s distance is approximately 6 miles, but walkers may walk a shorter distance if they choose. Kids and dogs are welcome. The walk will be preceded by breakfast and followed by lunch provided by local restaurants and grocery stores. In addition, all walkers will be able to participate in a raffle for numerous prizes donated by local merchants. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that is typically diagnosed in the “prime of life,” when people are building careers and starting families. Symptoms can include tingling or numbness, difficulty with speech and walking, blurred or double vision, poor coordination, loss of balance, tremors, weakness, spasticity, pain, fatigue and cognitive problems. Severe cases can result in blindness and/or paralysis.Cheryl stresses that people do not need to be members of Team Tatro to walk or donate to the cause. They may form their own teams or walk independently.”All the money goes to fight MS,” she says.
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