A MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS wagon train travelled from the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds to McCurdy Park in Corunna on Saturday, April 6 to raise money for multiple sclerosis (MS) research. The event was organized by Donna Doneth of Shiawassee County, whose 26-year-old daughter, Kim, has been diagnosed with MS.
The wagon train included more than 10 wagons and carts, which were pulled by large Percherons, Clydesdales and Belgiums, along with several other breeds of draft horses. Riders and wagons from Marshall, Pinconning, Midland, Hillsdale, Traverse City and Iowa travelled to Shiawassee County for the wagon train, which raised approximately $3,400 prior to the April 6 event.
Stephanie Ford, a DIY Events Specialist with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, was in attendance for the wagon train. “DIYers come up with all kinds of ideas to raise money for MS, but this is my first wagon train,” shared Ford. “When I saw that Donna had organized this wagon train, I just smiled. This is such a unique idea. A lot of times I don’t hear about DIY events until we receive a check at our office, so I was fortunate to hear about this wagon train in advance and be able to make it to experience this.”
More information about multiple sclerosis and MS research can be found online at www.nationalmssociety.org.
Shown leading the wagon train through the city of Corunna are Kevin and John Doneth, with their Percherons pulling the wagon.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)