Today we're taking a bit of a break from the advice and the introductions and all the "pre-season training" for something a bit different. When our wonderful assistants stepped up to the plate to be our "beck-and-call minions" we each offered them a chance to use this blog as a platform to say what they wanted. Possibly introduce a book they were releasing, write a story, or as in Kate @ Another Clean Slate, talk about what they wanted. Kate is sharing about challenges and causes near and dear to her heart. Please welcome Kate of Tina's Terrific Team!
I'm Kate and I blog at Another Clean Slate. This is my second year doing the A to Z Challenge, but my first year being on a crew. More specifically, I'm on Tina from Life is Good's minion crew which I'm told is a challenge in and of itself.
Challenges must be my thing this year because on top of writing alphabetically for an entire month, I've also signed up to walk 50 miles. In three days. And I have to raise $1,500.
Yah, I told you I'm crazy.
Both the walk and the A to Z Challenge are good exercise- one physically and one for my writing muscles. But the walk is also being done to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
One of my blogging buddies has MS and recruited me to walk on her team.
For those of you who don't know, Multiple Sclerosis is disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
Advances are being made every day to prevent this disease and keep it in check once it's been diagnosed. But that takes money.
I'm pretty sure I can tackle this year's A to Z Challenge. I'm sort of sure I can stumble through a 50-mile walk. But I need your help in raising the $1,500 for my part of the team's fundraising efforts.
Every little bit helps and is appreciated.
I'm looking forward to getting to know a lot of new bloggers this April and know we can kick butt from A to Z with a focus on MS!
You can find me in quite a few places:
Kate @ Another Clean Slate
Walking the MS Challenge and need your help!
Blogging from A to Z Challenge Team: Life is Good (April 2014)
As you can see, Kate is the social one on my team. Thanks, Kate. MS is near and dear to me, too. A close friend struggles with this disease daily.
I encourage all of you visiting today to become involved in something that stirs your heart. As a blogging community, we can make a difference, because we are connected, there is strength in numbers, and because we care about people. It's why we do what we do.
Thanks, Kate, for so willingly sharing what's important to you.
~Tina, with Kate