Creative Fundraisers for Multiple Sclerosis

  • Whenever I see folks use their creativity and talents for a good cause, I get excited.  And when I see someone living with MS who dreams big, it is even more powerful.  Before getting to this week’s question, I want to introduce you to Courtney Carver who was diagnosed with MS in 2006.  Courtney is passionate about cycling and photography.  She is equally passionate about research into myelin repair.


    The Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) is a non-profit medical research foundation established in 2004 by Scott Johnson who also lives with multiple sclerosis.  MRF has a singular focus - to understand how myelin is formed, damaged in MS, and repaired - while accelerating the discovery and development of effective treatments for multiple sclerosis patients.

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    Courtney launched The Ride Project in September as her commitment to donate $1,000,000 to the Myelin Repair Foundation through the sales of limited edition fine art photography focused on things that move.  Below you can see “Spin” - an image all about motion, energy, and passion.



    Courtney has chosen to donate “Spin” for a special online auction to support MRF.  The winner of the auction will receive this limited edition 12 x 18 photograph matted, signed, numbered and framed to 18 x 24 (white mat, black frame).  The auction begins Tuesday, December 8 at 8AM Pacific Time and ends Friday, December 11 at 5PM Pacific Time which will allow enough time for the framed and signed print to be delivered for a Christmas or holiday gift.


    The auction is taking place on MRF’s blog with a starting bid of $250.  The estimated retail value of the framed print is $500.  For the winning bidder, the amount paid in excess of fair market value may be deductible as a donation in support of the Myelin Repair Foundation.  See the blog for further details and PLEASE HELP TO SPREAD THE WORD!!


    Now on to this week’s question.  What is the most creative fundraiser in which you have participated for multiple sclerosis research or any other special cause?


    Please do tell your story; it just might inspire someone else to greatness.


    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: December 07, 2009