Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
This is a very appropriate quote when dealing with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. The Baseball Prospectus family has been touched by multiple sclerosis and is motivated to bring an end to MS. BP needs your help, too.
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, Baseball Prospectus made a public show of support with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by becoming a sponsor of the 2012 Cleveland WALK MS event. Under cloudy skies, the event started and finished at the home of the Cleveland Browns. Beginning with the sounds of bagpipes, approximately 2,000 people walked through downtown Cleveland, past the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (and the induction ceremony activities) on the shores of Lake Erie. People with MS, some using wheelchairs or canes, were accompanied by families and friends throughout the accessible walk.
BP staff and friends joined the Cleveland event on Kathy Woolner
's team "Dessert First!" team. As a silver sponsor of the event, the Baseball Prospectus logo was prominently displayed at the event and in communications to all participants. The walk benefits the National MS Society, who in addition to providing services to people with MS, provided nearly $40 million last year to support over 325 research projects.
The WALK MS Cleveland has already occurred but more walks are taking place now in other areas! We encourage you (our readers) to consider registering for a WALK MS in your area or to make a tax-deductible donation to support the Dessert First! team. With your help, we can ensure that people with MS have what they need to keep moving forward, and bring an end to MS.
To donate to the Dessert First! WALK MS team, please visit this National MS Society secure donation page:
Your contributions, large or small, will help BP make a bigger difference. It's a great time to be a part of Baseball Prospectus! Thank you so much for your support of Baseball Prospectus and the Walk MS.
About MS: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological autoimmune disease which causes numbness, phantom sensation, and loss of motor control. It may also cause some memory loss and cognitive dysfunction, particularly in severe cases. More than 400,000 Americans live with MS. Other people you may have heard of who have MS include: actors Annette Funicello, Teri Garr, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Montel Williams, and David Lander (better known as "Squiggy" from Laverne and Shirley), baseball player Stan Belinda
, Fox news anchor Neil Cavuto, former Senator Paul Wellstone, and country singer Clay Walker.