MuckFest Mud Run Raising Money For National MS Society


DON’T KNOW WHEN GAME ONE WILL BE OR WHO THE BRUINS WILL PLAY. REPORTING LIVE IN MEDFORD, ANNA MEILER WBZ THIS MORNING. THOUSANDS ARE GETTING READY TO RUN AND SLIDE THROUGH MUD ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE. AND THEY’LL FACE SEVERAL OBSTACLES AS WELL. NICK GIOVANNI IS LIVE WITH A PREVIEW OF THIS YEAR’S MUCK FEST. NICK? CHRIS, KATE WE’RE ABOUT TO ATTEMPT WBZ HISTORY RIGHT NOW CONDUCTING OUR FIRST INTERVIEW WHILE WALKING THE TIGHT ROPE HERE WITH KEN ODEN FROM THE NATIONAL SOCIETY. YOU DIDN’T REALIZE YOU’D BE PUT TO THE TEST THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING. I WASN’T BUT HERE WE GO. STARTING OFF TALKING ABOUT THE NUMBERS YOU’RE EXPECTING THIS YEAR. WE’RE TALKING POTENTIAL RECORD. WE’RE EXPECTING 4,000 PEOPLE TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR MS. FUND RAISING AND JUMPING IN SOME WATER. FEET DEEP IN WATER YOU CAN SEE RIGHT NOW WE’RE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE ATTEMPTING THE SAME THING. YOU’RE DOING A GREAT JOB BY THE WAY. KEEP THIS UP. LET’S TALK ABOUT A NEW STUDY THAT BEARS SIGNIFICANCE ON THIS EVENT HERE COMING IN. YEAH IN 2014 WE STARTED A STUDY. WE JUST RELEASED THE RESULTS IN FEBRUARY OF THIS PAST YEAR SO NEARLY 1 MILLION PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH MS IN THE UNITED STATES SO THAT MEANS WE NEED TWICE AS MANY VOLUNTEERS, TWICE AS MANY PARTICIPANTS, TWICE AS MANY DONORS AND TWICE AS MUCH TO DO THE WORK WE’RE DOING TO PUT AN END TO MS. YOU’VE CERTAINLY SEE SOME SUPPORT OUT HERE. LAST YEAR ALONE THIS EVENT RAISED 75? $700,000. COMPLETELY SHORT CHANGED YOU THERE. AND WE’VE RAISED OVER $30 MILLION. $30 MILLION TOWARDS THE CAUSE. WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT. WE WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT EXPECTING A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE OUT HERE THIS WEEKEND AND FORTUNATELY THE WEATHER COOPERATED SO FAR. A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN THAT WE’VE BEEN FEELING OUT HERE SO FAR WHICH JUST PLAYS INTO THE MUD FACTOR. HAPPY MUD FEST. NICK, I WAS KIND OF HOPING YOU’D FALL IN. IS THAT BAD? YOU KNOW, I DON’T BLAME YOU. I WAS KIND OF WAITING FOR IT, BRACING FOR IT. BUT HEY, JOB WELL DONE. KNOCKING OUT THE ANSWERS AND EVERYTHING.

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