Friday, May 21, 2010

Everything is more fun with friends!

We have 164 fundraising participants as of today at 12:00 P.M. To make our goal of 307 fundraisers, we need you to help us recruit! Fun ways to recruit:
  • Pass out marketing materials to everyone you know. Daring? Pass some out to some strangers as well. Click here to order some today.
  • It's time to decorate! Hang up 10 (or more) of your favorite pictures of the weekend in your office. When people stop to look at your new decorations, tell them all about your favorite weekend stories.
  • Are you meeting new parents through your child's summer camp? Invite new summer camp parents to have coffee with you and tell them about the fun of CWMS.
What are your recruiting ideas? Share with us how you have and are getting everyone you know to Join the Movement!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Team Bonding: Volunteer Together!

Ever notice bikers watching out for you on the Challenge Walk MS weekend? Ever notice the volunteers putting up route signs for you? Some of these outstanding volunteers are apart of another great event call Bike MS: Beyond the Beltway. Support those who support you! Come crew or volunteer at Bike MS on June 12  13!

Top 5 jobs we need you to fill:
  1. Truck Drivers - Help get gear and supplies to our sites.
  2. SAG Drivers - Provide transportation and support to bikers who might need assistance along the route. Must have own bike rack on vehicle.
  3. Route marking sweep - Help the bikers get where they need to go by setting up and taking down the route signs.
  4. Rest Stop/Pit Stop Volunteers - Monitor a checkpoint along the route. Make it fun and festive with decorations. For extra fun get your entire team involved.
  5. Medical/First Aid - Trained medical professionals are needed at all points along the route to monitor injuries and the well being of bikers. Requirements: Paramedic, EMT, Nurse (LPN and RN), Doctor, or Podiatrists certification/license.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Training Walk at the Capital Crescent Trail

Train early and don't be sore in September. Mark your calendars NOW for Team MS is BS's first training walk.

Join the MS is BS gang for a seriously sweet 4-6 mile walk down the Capital Crescent Trail (parallel to the C&O Canal) in Georgetown. Included in the trip is a stop at our favorite trail landmark, The Spooky Tunnel (better known as the Dale Carlia Tunnel). We'll meet you on the bridge in front of Fletcher's Boathouse - we'll be the ones wearing MS is BS t-shirts. Feel free to wear orange, or your team duds of choice. Dogs (who love to walk) are welcome. RSVP at and let us know if you'd be interested in a shorter 2 mile option as well.

When: Sunday, May 23rd at 8:00 AM
Where: Fletcher's Boat House (Georgetown)
4940 Canal Road Northwest, Washington, DC‎‎
How to Get There: Fletcher's Boat House is located at the intersection of Reservoir Road and Canal Road. You will know you have reached the entrance to Fletcher's when you see the Abner Cloud House, an old stone building, which is adjacent to the canal. Park in the first parking lot on the left side and we'll meet you on the bridge right on the canal
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Welcome! We're new here :)

Thanks for taking the first step towards finding a cure by visiting here to learn more about Capital Challenge Walk MS presented by Security Storage and hopefully share your thoughts, experiences, memories and ideas with your fellow (and potential!) Challenge Walk MS participants.

This is a place where everyone - walkers, volunteers, crew members, team captains, donors, supporters and even a curious passers-by can learn more about Capital Challenge Walk MS not only from the National Capital Staff, but from each other. Want to author a guest post? Let us know! Have a 'picture's-worth-a-thousand-words' photo from a previous Challenge Walk MS or team event? Share it! You can always reply to threads on the blog, or send them directly to for us to post.

Let’s start with something simple: What is Challenge Walk MS to you?