Beautiful Defiance is a picture of how this writer from Findlay, just 45 minutes away from Lima, see’s her multiple sclerosis (MS) and a copy of it sits on t-shirts and coffee mugs with half the proceeds being given to the National MS Society.
Matt Deerwester of Lima saw it in last month’s Momentum magazine. “When I had heard through the MS grape vine that this was being done, it made me want to start running around with my camera,” he said laughing. “I don’t know how well my pictures would turn out, but it sounded fun to try.”
TM Design Corp, a 17 year-old company that prints quality t-shirts, found an online group of people who either have MS, or are friends and family of those with MS, and asked them if they wanted to assist the MS Society, either their area’s or the National, by donating pictures of their art.
You can find out below how to contact TM Design with questions on how to be a part of this.
The group of people TM Design found ‘meet-up’ at a website called ‘the Buzz’ and share not only what is happening in their lives, but also their various different artistic endeavors. Some paint and draw, some take pictures or other artistic efforts and some just like to catch up on what is happening within their lives regarding their disease.
Regardless of why each person is there, many find laughter and smiles and they love being able to help, in one way or another, another friend who has the disease. From sharing the laughter and smiles to donating their art; this group of people are heaven sent.
If you choose to donate to the local chapter, the Northwest Ohio Chapter, you will be helping to fund the many programs such as Family Fun Day and horseback riding they provide. They also have a Chapter Calendar that shows when and where area self-help groups meet.
This chapter’s Dinner of Champions is in September; which is held as a way to celebrate the truly amazing accomplishments of those who fight a good fight against this disease and a way to garner more support for that battle.
The t-shirts are listed under each artist at TM Design’s MS T-shirt website with a personal note regarding their MS. They have also included t-shirts that can be worn for Walks and Bike events with logos that will include team names and the event information.
To find out how to be a part of the MS t-shirt endeavor, please contact them at 800-836-2413 or email them at [email protected] They will ask that you email a picture of your art so please be prepared to be able to do so.
Sources: MS T-shirt; National MS Society/chapters/oho; publications.nationalmssociety.org/momentum
For more info: for those who live in Lima, Ohio, the Northwestern Ohio MS Chapter can be reached at: 401 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, OH at (419) 897-7263. They are located approximately an hour and a half from Lima, Ohio and 45 minutes from Findlay, Ohio. For directions please click here at Bing Maps.
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