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Let's Kiss Goodbye to MS

Marathons for Martina and Morgan

I have always admired people who raise money for charity. Whether they’re baking cakes, sitting in an ice bath or setting out on a sporting challenge – each requires dedication, time, energy and 100% commitment. That’s why I’ve never really done it…until now.
Two of my close friends are dealing with MS. They are young, beautiful, inspiring women who mean the world to me. Like every other person suffering from this disease, they shouldn’t be. Martina and Morgan, two very different women, connected by Multiple Sclerosis.
I met Martina when I was at sixth form college. She had been living in England for only a few years, her parents returned to the UK from South Africa. Martina and I have been friends for more than 20 years, it’s possible she has had the disease for the majority of this time, only recently has she been diagnosed. Her wise ways and inspirational comments have stuck with me since the early days “Sam, you cannot be truly happy with anyone until you are happy with yourself,” words I have always tried to live by.
Morgan and I met when I was living in Canada. During the year that I spent living in Toronto and St Catharines in 2004-2005, Morgan was my ‘go-to’ girl. Full of life and love, she took me under her wing and made sure that there was never a dull moment. She also introduced me to some of the most amazing people that I am still friends with today. Morgan has also recently been diagnosed with MS after battling thyroid cancer a few years before.
So what am I doing to help these two amazing women, and the millions like them who are needlessly suffering? Well, I’m running across the Namib Desert next April and I’m going to raise a million US dollars – ALL of which will go to finding research breakthroughs we need to beat this awful disease.
My run will begin at the end of April 2018. I will run 250km in six days carrying all my own food, sleeping stuff, clothes and band aids (hopefully I won’t need them). While I’m relatively healthy, it’s only fair and right that I do everything I can to raise money to help those who can’t necessarily help themselves.
But, I can only do this with your help—Every donation, every dollar, and every penny will make a difference, and together we can Kiss Goodbye to MS, once and for all.

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Marathons for Martina and Morgan

TARGET: $1,000,000RAISED: $850
Donations
Keith
Keith has donated $0.49 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
May 13, 2018
Barnaby
Barnaby has donated $6 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
April 27, 2018
Erik
Erik has donated $61.00 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
April 26, 2018
Salvatore
Salvatore has donated $10 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
April 8, 2018
Elza
Elza has donated $24.40 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
April 7, 2018
Elsa
Elsa has donated $24.60 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
April 4, 2018
ilyas
ilyas has donated $140.91 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
March 28, 2018
John
John has donated $140.91 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
March 28, 2018
Jeremy
Jeremy has donated $20 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
March 22, 2018
Deborah
Deborah has donated $69.66 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
March 13, 2018
Andrea
Andrea has donated $12.40 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
March 9, 2018
Candice
Candice has donated $27.42 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
March 1, 2018
lesley
lesley has donated $73.80 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
February 25, 2018
Natalie
Natalie has donated $50.00 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
February 2, 2018
Jo
Jo has donated $48.00 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
January 12, 2018
Michel
Michel has donated $6.00 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
January 7, 2018
Anonymous
Anonymous has donated $134.83 to Marathons for Martina and Morgan
January 7, 2018
Comments
Keith Pinkerton
Here's my two cents' worth: Appropriating Sinead O'Connor's hairstyle was a really bad idea.
May 13, 2018
Erik Nelson
I love you Samantha Ryder. So proud of you. You amaze me each and every day. Tackle that desert like nobody's business!
April 26, 2018
Elza Gonçalves
Good luck and tks
April 7, 2018
Elsa Pardo
I am sending you all my energy and gratitude for this incredible challenge. Good luck, I am sure you are making your best friends very proud !
April 4, 2018
ilyas kirmani
Good luck!!
March 28, 2018
Jeremy Wilks
Good luck, amazing thing to do!
March 22, 2018
Deborah Turness
Such a great cause - good luck. D x
March 13, 2018
Candice Burningham
Good Luck!
March 1, 2018
Natalie Huet
You go girl!!
February 2, 2018
Michel Santos
Besides my little contribution I will am sending you positive energy. Good luck
January 7, 2018
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