Leah's Camino 500 for MS

A few years ago I promised myself I would walk the entire El Camino de Santiago before I was 40. As I near my 36th birthday, the Way of St. James is calling, and I can't resist. In an effort to raise money for the National MS Society (a cause very close to my heart) and to bring deeper meaning to this journey, I have promised myself I will complete the Camino in the Spring of 2015.

Please help me achieve this colossal goal!

I know 800 km sounds crazy and I am sure it will be very hard. Frankly, I know the years in which this is possible are numbered. Physical challenges make daily life hard already and I can imagine this will be exponentially more difficult. For over 1,000 years pilgrims have traveled this road for religious and personal reasons. As someone with a personal stake in this cause, I believe raising awareness and money for MS research is worthy of the enormous amount of energy, pain, and personal stamina this will require.

A majority of the target fundraising goal will go directly to the National MS Society for research. I plan to underwrite a large portion of the travel costs to Spain myself and in the spirit of a true pilgrimage, I am asking people like you to sponsor the estimated costs of room and board - about $30 per day. Most people finish the walk in 5-6 weeks. We'll see how fast my legs will travel.

No gift is too large or too small. Every bit helps! For more information on MS and the National MS Society visit nationalmssociety.org.

Thank you for considering my project and supporting my large, ambitious, slightly crazy ideas.


PS For a tax deductible option, please email me directly at [email redacted]
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Leah Emet Schier 
Dallas, TX
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