In lieu of a review, I want to talk about something that is pretty awesome. Not sure how much good it will do, as I am really not sure what the regional reach of this blog is. Near as I can tell, most of the readers I have are pretty local to the greater Chicagoland area. But, this seems like something worth bringing up. There is an event going on in New York next month. It is a show that is promoting awareness of Multiple Sclerosis. Anyone who knows me in real life knows that this is a pretty personal topic to me. So, I will link to the thing in a bit. But, let me give you a little bit of a personal story. It won’t take long.
“As many of you know, my mother, Jean Ellsweig, lost her fight with Multiple Sclerosis in March of 2011. She was 52 years old. She was diagnosed with a rapidly progressive form of MS in 1987 and spent the final ten years of her life living in a nursing facility. The difficulties that she faced, and the turmoil that we went through as a family as a result was unimaginable.
My goal is to create a community; a support system and a true bond for MS patients and their families. I want children to know that there are people to talk to and that there is not only hope, but extraordinary advances in the treatment of MS. There is no cure yet. But there is kindness. I hope you will join my in honoring my mother and all those suffering from MS. I hope you will fight with me.!”
I don’t know anyone associated with this event. I have no connection to them. I am just super stoked that an event like this is happening. I am stoked to see labels and bands that I like being involved with it. I hope this event goes off without any problems. Everyone involved with this is fucking awesome.
So, yeah, here are the details:
Move On, MS: A Night to Keep You Moving Against Multiple Sclerosis
07:30pm @ American Trash (1471 1st Ave, Manhattan, NY 10075)
If you are in NYC, go to this. As much as I hate to use this space to advertise a non-midwest thing (a fucking New York thing at that), this seems pretty awesome.