Circle of Walk
by Patricia Wadsley
soon after Indianapolis resident Phyllis Pigford-Mason was told she had multiple
sclerosis in 2010, she joined an exercise class for
people with MS.
“I walked into a roomful of women of all ages and
abilities, and they welcomed me with open arms,”
she remembers. “It made me realize the disease
Phyllis had visited the Society the same day and
MS cuts across boundaries.
Increasingly, Walk MS teams
was touched by all the help staff members offered.
They suggested Phyllis form a team, so she started
with three people from her exercise class and one
Society volunteer. “I knew I wanted the team to be
diverse,” she says. “I wanted my team to reflect the
world around me.”
MS cuts across boundaries, affecting people of
every age, ethnic background, income level and
religion. These days, Walk MS is widening its
circle, as well.
Jeff WAggoner, CoUrtesy IndIAnA stAte ChAPter
People with MS make up nearly half of FROG through MS!, the team Phyllis Pigford-Mason
(far left, second row) started.