The BlueModus team loves to celebrate one another, and we love donating to the community - so several years ago, we decided to combine these two passions. Every month, management chooses two colleagues who embody the values that make BlueModus a great place to work. The company then donates to the charity that its colleagues choose.
This month, one of those colleagues is Andrew Coats. He is a Senior Solution Engineer and is dedicated to building and maintaining internal tools to streamline our development process and enhance productivity. Simply put, Andrew jumps in and helps numerous colleagues on our team with whatever and whenever they need help. He is truly a hero to our team daily.
MS Run the US recently received a $500 donation from BlueModus on behalf of our colleague, Andrew Coats. MS Run the US is a non-profit focused on highlighting the plethora of struggles with an MS diagnosis and inspiring donors to support their effort to make a difference. MS Run the US was founded in 2009 by Ashley Schneider in her bedroom at her parent’s home in Wisconsin. She dreamed up a world where she could use her love of running to fight a disease that crippled her mother and pained her personally—as a daughter watching her mother lose her independence and mobility, and the non-profit was born.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. In multiple sclerosis, the body’s own immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS) and causes damage, slowing or stopping nerve transmission. Nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States, according to a study funded by the National MS Society.
“I have several friends whose parents have MS. It is a terrible disease. It’s unpredictable and can rob one’s hopes and dreams – even one’s own identity. MS Run the US fundraising efforts help not only fun research to help improve the quality of life for those with MS, but also fund financial aid requests, like home modifications and movement devices for those with MS,” shared Andrew.
If you would like to learn more about the MS Run the US and how you can support their great work, please visit the donate portion of their website.