|MS Activists at our booth in Seattle|
We were proud to host advocacy booths this year at the Bainbridge and Seattle Walks. Thank you to MS activists Bill, Holly, and Karl for engaging Walk MS participants in those locations, and to Lisa, who was instrumental in running the new Community Tent in South Sound, where participants could get information about Society resources and programs. Thanks to their efforts, we were able to sign up an additional 25 people for our MS Activist Network!
In addition, we invited Walk MS participants to consider the ways that our elected officials can make a difference for people affected by MS. As in past years, we conducted a poll and encouraged people to vote for the issue they care about. Our question was, “What’s the most important thing politicians could be doing to help people living with MS?” Nearly 200 people voted in our poll, and here are the results: