I will be fundraising again this year.
Last year was my first year, as it was very shortly after my diagnosis. In three weeks, my team of 8 raised almost $5000 and we were the top rookie team. It was very new to us, and we felt somewhat like outsiders and I even think some people took offense to our team name (The Foreign Lesion), but it was good for me to feel the support of my friends and family. I think we may have been a little self conscious, as it was all so new to us and it hadn't sunk in yet.
I think fundraising this year may be more important than ever, as I have heard rumour of some people pulling out because they feel like the MS society isn't supportive of CCSVI. I think if we truly wish the MS society to be supportive, we need to support them. By denying them funds they become less able to help and they do much more for us than just one piece of the puzzle.
Having said this, I wonder if I get any glares for our name this year?
Foreign Lesion - The Liberation Army