MS Walk 2014- Whoop De Doo

ms walk team 2014Yesterday the Whoop De Doo Team got together in memory of my cousin Connie who died due to complications from multiple sclerosis in 1997, to do the Winnipeg MS Walk which raises funds for MS research.caryn at ms walk

Our team of family and friends is organized each year by my cousin Connie’s niece Caryn. She chose the name Whoop De Doo for our group in memory of my cousin Connie’s wry sense of humour which helped her cope with MS. When the doctor would give Connie a diagnosis or medical report that was less than favourable she would respond with a sarcastic “whoop de doo”.marylou and dave at the forksDave and I are both wearing red- the signature colour for the MS Walk. MS walkersThis year the 5km walk started at The Forks and wended its way through St. Boniface whereas in the past we’ve always been at the University of Manitoba. dave and our bikesThis meant Dave and I could bike over to the site. youngest members of the teamHere are the youngest two members of our team Ruby and Kassia.

uncle dave, margaret his sister and caryn his granddaughterThe oldest walker on the team was my eighty-eight year old Uncle Dave here with his sister Margaret and his granddaughter Caryn. He did all 5 km and I took this photo just before he crossed the finish line. roy and nettieThe middle generation of the family was also represented. Here is my cousin Roy with my Aunt Nettie.men and women walkers

Our route was lined with signs that provided interesting information both about walking and MS. ms disease explanation

information about msWe were entertained along the walk by gymnasts and musicians. gymnasts at winnipeg ms walk
accordion player ms walk

pipers winnipeg ms walk

at the restaurant

Later my Uncle Dave treated us all to lunch at a restaurant where we had a chance to visit and toast my cousin Connie. 

two loving cousinsHere I am with my cousin Connie. We were born seven months apart. Can you guess which one is me? Connie was my first friend as well as my cousin. 

If you want to read more about my cousin and our past MS family walks check these posts…….

Walking for Connie

Walking for Connie 2013

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