Drafting By Design, Inc was affected by Multiple Sclerosis when we lost our office coordinator in January 2012. That summer we took initiative and became preferred contractors for the MS HomeAble program. Aside from increasing awareness we raise money and donate to help fund programs like HomeAble. These programs are severely under funded, preventing diagnosed individuals from gaining independence or coping with sudden loss of mobility. Watching our coworker and friend struggle with daily tasks makes this cause personal. Therefore, when the Newark Jaycees coordinated a 5K to benefit the MS Society, we were present.
The Shamrock and Roll 5K was largely successful with over 280 participants and about 50 volunteers between Red Robin, Wilmington Jaycees, New Castle Jaycees and Middletown Jaycees! Community celebrities were present like, City of Newark Mayor Vance Funk III and Ms. New Castle County Stephanie Bailey. Our Mayor started the race with a horn while Ms. New Castle County sang the National Anthem and congratulated runners and walkers at the finish line. Mojo Main accommodated their facilities for the event with food (like their delicious mac n cheese), beer and a stage for the band (Moon Children)! The best part was seeing everyone was decked out in green for the St Patricks Day themed race. April 13th is the Wilmington Riverfront MS Walk and May 5 is the University of Delaware MS Walk. We will keep you posted on our fundraising endeavors.