Michael Kropp Performs at Walk MS; a Cause Near and Dear to His Heart

Michael Kropp can get a paying gig anywhere, but it’s his love for his mother and the hope for a cure that keeps him volunteering to perform at the East Goshen Walk MS year after year.

Online PR News – 21-April-2009 – – Local musician Michael Kropp, of Limerick, Pa., will once again be strumming his guitar and singing to the crowds at Walk MS: East Goshen, taking place on April 26. This is Mike’s fourth year volunteering, but he has been touched personally by the effects of MS long before he began performing at the event; Michael’s mother, Betty, has lived with multiple sclerosis for about 25 years.

"Playing even a small part in Walk MS is very important to me.” says Kropp, “Any time you see the effects of a disease firsthand (through watching it take its toll on my mom), you want to do something to help. Fortunately, Tracey McDevitt and the other walk organizers invite me back year after year. I'm glad for the opportunity to be a part of this great event."

Next year, Michael’s sister Ruth hopes to start her own Walk MS team so she can join her brother in the quest for a cure.

This year’s event will be at East Goshen Township Park, East Goshen, Pa. on April 26. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. More information about Walk MS can be found at: www.walk4MS.org.

Michael Kropp is a full-time musician, opening his own locations of Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms in Gilbertsville and Pottstown at the end of March. On any given night of the week, you can find Mike entertaining crowds at various bars and coffeehouses around the region. For more information on Michael Kropp, visit www.myspace.com/mkropp, e-mail him at mkropp@comcast.net or call 484-363-0607.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease. You can find more info about MS and the National MS Society at: www.nationalMSsociety.org/pae.