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Multiple Sclerosis 5K 2019

It’s that time of year again! Red, white, and blue, barbeque, games, and a 5K walk.  The 4th of July is a treasured American holiday, but for The Insurance Store, this time of year means much more.  Every year, we participate in our MS 5k Walk and celebrate the birthday of the man who started it all- Norven Storrs.

This year, the festivities took place on Monday, July 1st at Mission Beach in San Diego.  Norven’s birthday was on the 4th of July, so of course a celebration is in store! We enjoyed a delicious barbeque and played all kinds of games for adults and children alike.  One of the highlights was the cornhole tournament that almost everyone participated in, as we created teams of two and took to the boards.  I think it’s safe to say, this game is a must for all outdoor celebrations.  We had carnival-style games for the kids as well, such as water balloons, darts, and a fun ping pong game where they could win the ultimate prize- candy!

Food is the most important part of a celebration!  We held a contest for the best dessert and the best salad- everything in moderation, right?  Our very own Kendra brought a delicious Shrimp Salad and took home the prize!  While Isabel brought a decadent Brazilian chocolate dish and knocked the cookies and cake out of the park.  Even the costume contest was taken seriously, as many people dressed in their wildest 4th of July apparel.

The main event, however, is the 5K walk for Multiple Sclerosis.  Even the remotely located employees got to participate, as they put on their specially designed shirts and went for their walks.  Every mile walked by each person would indicate an amount that The Insurance Store would donate to the National MS Foundation.  If you are unaware of what MS is, this debilitating disease affects approximately 2.3 million people currently.  At this time, there is no known cure, and it makes life extremely difficult for those who suffer with it.  This foundation is close to many of our hearts, and we hope this cause gets us even closer to understanding and curing this affliction.  If you would like to help out, please visit www.nationalmssociety.org/donate.

We already can’t wait to do it all again next year.