Team Social Hiking 2015
On 27th June a team of 18 social hikers took part in the 10 in 10 (and 5 in 5) challenge – a challenge to hike 10 peaks in 10 hours in the Lake District, raising an estimated £2500 for MS Society
For more information on the event, please visit 10in10.org.uk
It is not too late to donate to the team - you can donate using Paypal or a credit card via the team JustGiving page:
Why Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis is an important cause for Social Hiking. The concept and first version of Social Hiking was created to share a hike of Offa’s Dyke to raise money for MS Society after a close family member of the creator Phil (@DaylightGambler) was diagnosed with MS. Subsequently, after symptoms started immediately after the walk, he was diagnosed with the condition.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is an autoimmune disorder which affects the central nervous system, caused by the immune system attacking the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres. MS is unpredictable, and symptoms vary from person to person, but can include problems with balance, fatigue, numbness, visual problems and muscle stiffness or spasms, and in some cases can lead to severe and permanent disability. MS can be a difficult lengthy process to diagnose, but it is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults – around 100,000 people in the UK have the condition. It is complex and unpredictable – there is no cure, and treatments that are available are effective in only certain cases for some of the time.
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