Monday, April 9, 2012

Algonquin Planner And Spouse Create RC Race Against MS Sunday

Village of Algonquin Senior Planner Katie Parkhurst has added a new event to her seventh year of fundraising for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Woodstock resident Parkhurst and her husband Nick have raised over $11,000 in pledges in the Society's last six area walks against the disease and hope to raise more this year in the May 6 Walk in Lake in the Hills.  Nick is a radio- controlled racer enthusiast, too, however, so the pair are sponsoring a Fight MS Race Sunday at RC Raceway in Streamwood.

"Progress is being made with research and medications, but we have not found a way to rid the world of MS," said Parkhurst.  "What is even more disturbing is I find the more I talk to people the more people I know that have MS or have it in their family," she said.  Parkhurst herself became involved in the crusade when her uncle succumbed to the disease.

The fee to enter the Parkhursts' MS RC Race is $25. The track opens at 9 am with the first race at 11 am.  Details are located here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/88563637/Ms-Flyer

The site to register for the McHenry County MS Walk in Lake in the Hills is here: http://walkild.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ILDWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=17984

In the pic:  Nick Parkhurst put his passion for RC racers together with wife Katie's mission against multiple sclerosis to create a race against MS Sunday.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Good going Katie and Nick. Wishing you much success.

Anonymous said...

What a hot looking guy, I may take up rc racing!