Marathon walk to help others

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Cassie Fry participates in the May 50k to raise money for people with multiple sclerosis.
Camera IconCassie Fry participates in the May 50k to raise money for people with multiple sclerosis. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

This month Cassie Fry will be taking part in the May 50k initiative to raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis.

The fundraiser encourages people to get donations for walking or running 50km during the month of May.

Mrs Fry said she was participating in memory of Sylvia Zappia and Mary Italiano, two Harvey residents who had died of the disease.

“I used to be a carer for Sylvia and Mary and I am doing this for them,” she said.

“MS is such a debilitating disease and it was hard watching them go through it.”

Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves.

People with the disease experience pain, a loss of vision, fatigue and impaired coordination.

Mrs Fry said she started walking on April 23 and walked 56km. She has done a further 25km in May.

“I have been walking with my dog, Patches, she leads the way every time we set out to get more kilometres,” she said.

Despite a swollen knee, Mrs Fry said she was determined to keep going.

So far she has raised more than $700 and said people were welcome to donate online.

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