Hello and Happy New Year~
I want to thank everyone who has contributed to MS SoftServe last year, and the years leading up to it! We’ve made so much progress behind the scenes and I’ve been remiss in reporting. I’ve been so busy trying to get it all together- the board meetings, the video production, the site content, the prep for the launch of pre-site, the entire run of Breaking Bad, Homeland and an embarrassing amount of time playing scrabble, spell tower and flow. ( Ah, ADD- allows me to do so many things at once!) I try to reason that I deserve some off time, but my boss can be a real pain and she hassuper high expectations of me! (this is particularly challenging considering I am the boss of me!)
So if you have kept up to date on this blog you are saying to yourself “What happened to that fab fundraiser that was to take place in The Village last year?” Well The board determined that it is a greater priority for MSSS to raise money for the site’s production and that events like this, while important in spreading the word of the MSSS mission, require a lot of elbow grease and I’m sure you’ll all agree that when living with MS – our elbow grease is heavily rationed.) As fate would have it, that decision prevented a collision with Hurricane Sandy’s landfall.
As 2013 begins we will complete the pre-site with the help of board director Bonita Rutigliano and Clocktower Media. At which point Ed Conroy, our development consultant, and I will go in to full gear fundraising mode. And before year’s end we will be well on our way in production of the site. You know….. the one that will be a groundbreaking tool to help us live, learn and teach about our unique version of MS.
I know, I know… you are sitting there wondering… How can I help?
I’m so glad you asked because there are so many ways to be a part of this production. Yes, donations are important but we are also are in need of volunteers who have expertise in writing, accounting, editing, web management-ing, PR or just plain word-spreading.
FUBU: This is a for-us–by-us production and your involvement will make for a rich learning site that meets the needs of the diverse community that we are. And by highlighting the PWMS* who believe in this effort will be an important component in fundraising. So, write a letter, a note or better yet, record a video. Tell funders why MS SoftServe will be so important to you as you cope with your MS. Please check out these videos that feature directors who have made the case for MS SoftServe – Let’s add your voice to that team!
Until next time!
(Living with it since 1988!)
*people with MS