Pick Your Summit and Hit the Trails in Support of the RMMSC
The 2019 MS4MS campaign is in full swing, and we hope you’ll join us on the trails this summer!
Back in 2010, several enterprising volunteers put their love of hiking and desire to support the Rocky Mountain MS Center together and kicked off the first MS4MS. Our uniquely “Colorado” active fundraising campaign has grown to hundreds of hikers every year.
Over the years, MS4MS teams have reached the peak of dozens of Colorado’s famous “14ers” — peaks that rise more than 14,000 feet above sea level. But that’s not all! We’ve also had groups of hikers across the country and the world, with hikers in Canada and Europe, and even one industrious supporter who summited Mt. Kilimanjaro a few years ago.
ANYONE CAN ‘HIKE’ MS4MS!
We know that living with MS can make hiking a 14,000-foot mountain a difficult prospect, if not a complete impossibility. That’s why MS4MS isn’t just about hiking the tallest peaks in Colorado — it’s about setting your own goal, and conquering your own Summit!
One of our favorite ways to make sure anyone and everyone can participate is by hiking a “Flat 14er” — that’s a trail, walking path, or a quick route through your own neighborhood that equals 14,000 feet… we’ve swapped altitude for distance! A Flat 14er is just a bit over 2.6 miles.
Any route, over any surface, no matter how long it takes you counts! Clients at the King Adult Day Enrichment Program (KADEP) begin every MS4MS season with a Flat 14er around the RMMSC’s KADEP facility in Westminster. Everyone is encouraged to participate in any way they can —many even break their hike up over days and weeks, just doing what’s right for them each time until they’ve reached their 14,000-foot goal.
Whether you’re walking on your own, with a cane or walker, or using a wheelchair, you can hike a Flat 14er with MS4MS!
GET YOUR BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION, CHURCH OR CLUB INVOLVED
MS4MS is a perfect opportunity to get your group involved in a fun event for a great cause! Just choose a hike that’s right for your group, start a team on the MS4MS website, set a date and time and start recruiting. You’ll have access to tools that will allow you to upload contact email addresses, and invite people to join you directly on the site.
Over the years, we’ve had many companies and organizations organize wellness events for employees and members through MS4MS. The MS4MS website allows a company Team Captain to get the word out to others, and get everyone signed up with their own fundraising page.
We’d be happy to help you set up a company page for your group — just email us at email@example.com and we’ll help you get started!
For just a $35 registration fee, all MS4MS registrants will receive their own personal fundraising page, in addition to a 2019 MS4MS t-shirt and bumper sticker. Team captains also get a Summit Flag to display in group photos on their hike.
All proceeds from MS4MS go directly to the programs and services of the Rocky Mountain MS Center! Get started today at http://www.MSCenter.org/summits.