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Lafayette woman raises thousands for Multiple Sclerosis treatment and research

A Lafayette woman running to Wisconsin for a fundraiser has not only reached her destination but also her fundraising goal.

Posted: Jun 7, 2020 8:45 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman running to Wisconsin for a fundraiser has not only reached her destination but also her fundraising goal.

On Saturday, Mar. 29, Kate Wright started on her journey from Lafayette to Madison, Wisconsin. That's where her friend Allyson Bright lives. Bright is battling Multiple Sclerosis, which currently has no cure.

Wright was running and raising money for the National MS Society, which provides treatment for patients and research toward a cure.
Through generosity from others, she raised $5,130.

"When people raise money, because the MS Society supports those services for people with MS and medications, that's saving my life so it's a very big deal," said Bright.

Wright's original goal was to raise $1,600. 

"Times are not the easiest right now in our world, there are a lot of people out of jobs, staying at home because their kids are at home suddenly and for people to be that generous and to give to something for a different reason, like something bigger than themselves, is just kind of crazy to think about," said Wright.

Bright said while times are tough, she hopes this inspires people to continue helping and serving those they love.

"I think that for anyone out there right now who is struggling, I would love to see people be inspired to do something of their own that's big someone that they love, whatever that looks like but to keep that momentum going forward," said Bright.

Wright arrived at Bright's house around noon, Friday, Jun. 5. She stayed until Sunday evening. Wright ran a total of nearly 275 miles. Together these friends raised a total of more than $7,500 for the National MS Society.

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