September 18, 2003
Band Against MS Foundation
The fight to find a cure for MS gained a new ally in 2003. Multi-platinum country music sensation Clay Walker, who was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in 1996, stepped forward to form the Band Against MSSM Foundation to raise money for MS research and programs, as well as raise awareness about the disease.
When Clay was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, his biggest fear was he would not be able to continue to lead the active lifestyle that was so important to him. Eight years later, he continues to perform to sold-out crowds, ride horses, play golf, and run on the beach with his daughters — activities he was afraid MS would take from him.
"I feel blessed to continue to be so healthy. Sometimes I would feel
guilty because I know not everyone who is diagnosed with MS is that lucky,"
said Clay. "I want to help those with MS who have not been so fortunate
by providing them both a resource for information about MS, and the hope
that someone else is helping to raise money to find MS treatments and a
cure for this disease. The Band Against MSSM Foundation is an extension
of those goals."
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