Local teams raising money for MS walks this month
Two local teams will be participating in walks to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society this month.
Team Shore ’Nuff, led by Carla Shore, is participating in Saturday’s National MS Society Walk at the Country Club Plaza in honor of her daughter Amanda Dearinger, who has MS.
Dearinger recently was featured in the Sentinel after a Fort Leavenworth official assisted her when she had an MS attack.
Wings for Ronda, created by Mary Lakey in honor of her daughter Ronda McMackin-Sirkovic, who was diagnosed with MS in 1999, will walk in another MS Walk, which starts with check-in at 8 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Black and Veatch headquarters, 11401 Lamar Ave. in Overland Park.
Wings for Ronda will have its annual garage sale to raise money for the walk from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lakey’s home, 18050 158th St. in Basehor.
The team has a fund-raising goal of $3,000. It will also have tickets for raffle prizes, $1 each or $5 for six tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the garage sale or by contacting Lakey at (913) 980-8283 or McMackin-Sirkovic at (913) 422-5245.
Go to http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/WingsRonda for more information about the team or to join or donate.
Shore ’Nuff is trying to raise $250 per team member and also is looking for more team members.
The group, as of Wednesday, had raised $1,060. Its goal is $1,750.
Click here for a link to the group's webpage.