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Thanks for MS auction support

Kendra DriemeyerWalker coordinator, Breckenridge

I am so proud to live in Summit County; we have such a warm giving community here! Every day you see people helping others in many ways – from big fund raisers to the canisters on the counters around town to giving a helping hand individually. This is one of the big reasons I choose to live here. People care about each other and where we live. I travel a lot for business and very few places I go have the great community spirit and the beautiful setting that we have here, we are so very fortunate.This spirit of caring and giving is one of the main reasons the third annual MS Silent Auction was such a success this past weekend. One hundred percent of the money raised goes to help those with MS, we do not have any administration costs – we are all volunteers. We had more than 100 items and gift certificates available for folks to win, and there were some fierce bid wars over some items! We saw many locals and visitors who came to bid and share their stories of family and friends that live with Multiple Sclerosis every day. It makes my heart glad that we, the Wild West MS Walkabout, are there to help those who need it. We are giving out grants every month with the money we raised last year (more than $50,000 in grants and we sent $30,000 to research to the Colorado MS Society). To apply for a grant go to http://www.wwmsw.org.There are a few more names that didn’t make it in the ads that I would like to thank here: Brad Curry who filled in at the last minute for our live music, and gift certificates from Rivers in Frisco, Tea Time for Quilters and The UPS Store in Breckenridge. Thanks also to the local radio stations KSKE, KSMT, The Summit Daily News – especially Shannon Sandberg and Lindsey Krusen – and all of the businesses that let me hang my posters up for helping me get the word out.For anyone who is interested in volunteering to crew or to walk the 50-mile 3-day event Aug. 24-26, please visitwww.wwmsw.org, or call Kendra Driemeyer at (970) 393-2684. You can also catch me at the Wild West MS Walkabout booth at the Summit MS Walk on May 12!


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