MS walk fundraiser surpasses expectations

After the recent Enerflex MS Walk 2012 a dedicated participant and MS patient is increasing her fundraising goal for next year.

Heather Millar works hard to raise awareness and money for a cure for MS.

After the recent Enerflex MS Walk 2012 a dedicated participant and MS patient is increasing her fundraising goal for next year.

Heather Millar set a goal of $500 for the Enerflex Walk and by the time it was over she’d raised close to $3,000.

“That’s the most I’ve ever raised in my lifetime.”

Millar is thankful for the support she received from the community. “It means quite a bit that they appreciate my efforts.”

With so much money raised, Millar feels she’s done a good job raising awareness in Rimbey, but even with her goal surpassed six times over, she doesn’t plan to slow down.

“I look forward to raising more next year.” She wants to increase her goal by more than $3,000 for the Enerflex MS Walk 2013. “If I can do that this year then I can do it next year too.”

Millar plans to take part in other MS fundraisers either late this summer or in the early fall.

When she isn’t out and about in Rimbey raising support and awareness for MS Millar works toward finding a cure in other ways.

Sometimes she visits with people or she takes part in craft fundraisers. All proceeds go toward research to find a cure for MS.

Millar is part of a MS walk team called Go Stronger, which she named herself. “You don’t want to quit, you want to keep going.”

With that philosophy Millar says Go Stronger is a good team name and she hopes it will bring in more support for future endeavors.