Kim Bertram – Some crazy bitch in Virginia
Michael Blake – Hollywood screenwriter, “Dances with Wolves”
Bill Bradbury – Secretary of State of Oregon
Clive Burr – Iron Maiden Drummer
Betty Cuthbert – Olympic Gold Medallist, Sprinting
Sir Augustus Frederic D’Este (1794-1848) – grandson of King George III of England
Michael R. Duval – Investment Banker and White House Lawyer Under Nixon and Ford
Donna Fargo – Country and western singer
Lola Folana – singer
Annette Funicello – singer, dancer, former Mouseketeer
Teri Garr – Actress (Young Frankenstein, Tootsie, Close Encounters and others)
Brenda Gildehaus – champion BMX bike rider
Marianne Gingrich – ex-wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
William Hartnell – British actor (the first Doctor Who)
Joseph Hartzler – Chief prosecutor for the Oklahoma bombing case
Heinrich Heine – German poet (1797-1856)
Jimmy Heuga – Olympic skier
Lena Horne – Actress and singer
David Humm – NFL quarterback, Oakland Raiders
Jonathan Katz – Comedian
Hal Ketchum – Country & Western Singer
David “Squiggy” Lander – actor in the American TV show “Laverne & Shirley,”
Carl Laemmle, Jr. – film producer and son of the founder of Universal Studios
Ronnie Lane – musician with The Faces (Rod Stewart’s old band)
Lydwina of Schieden – Dutch patron Saint of Ice Skaters (1400AD)
Maureen Manley – Olympic Cyclist
Mary Mullarkey – Colorado State Supreme Court Chief Justice
Alan Osmond – Singer in Osmond Brothers
Richard Pryor – comedian and actor
Adam Riedy – US Speed Skater
Sharon Summerall – model (married to Don Henley (singer with The Eagles)
Clay Walker – Country and western singer
Danny Wallace – Soccer Player
Paul Wellstone – US Senator, Minnesota
Montel Williams – talk show host and actor
Wade Boggs’ (baseball player) sister
Gloria Estefan’s (singer) father
Tommy Hilfiger’s (designer) sister
Stone Phillips’ (Dateline NBC) wife
J K Rowling’s (author of the Harry Potter stories) mother
Adam Sandler’s (comedian/actor) Cousin
Daniel J. Travanti’s (actor) brother
Eddie Vedder’s (Pearl Jam) father
These people all have something in common. They all have Multiple Sclerosis. You can check out a very comprehensive list HERE.
This week is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. I am fully aware of MS on a daily basis. Between the meds, the shots, the aches and pains and fears, I KNOW all I care to about it.
Here’s your chance to ask a question. Is there something you’re curious about concerning MS? Ask away!
This is also the kick off of my fund-raising & team recruiting efforts. I’m doing two walks this year. May 1 will be a 3.1 mile walk in Richmond, VA. That’s my warm up. It will jump-start my official “training” for the 3-day 50-mile Challenge Walk in Door County, WI in September. You can make a difference.
You can donate to the Richmond Walk. (I’d like to get $125 for a T-shirt, but no minimum amount is required.)
You can join me for the Richmond Walk.
You can donate to the Door County Walk ($1500 minimum required).
I’d love your support.