RHINELANDER - A year ago, people with multiple sclerosis in the Northwoods were left without a place to share their challenges.
Now, not only is the Northwoods MS Self Help Group thriving, they want to take it a step further.
MS Walks are a spring tradition across the country.
But the closest one to us is in Wausau.
The Northwoods MS group wants to change that.
"We just felt like there was a need for, first of all, the support group. With the support group, there's different activities, and the consensus of our group was to have a walk," says Janet Marie Carlstedt, the Northwoods MS Group Facilitator.
The first time for an event means starting from scratch.
The MS group wants your help to make the Rhinelander walk a success.
That starts with an organizational meeting to discuss plans and volunteer efforts.
"Yes, come out and help us, and make it a day that everyone will say, we're grateful to be able to participate in a good cause," says Carlstedt.
The meeting is Tuesday night at 5:30 at the Department of Aging building in Rhinelander.
THREE LAKES - One teenager decided to spend a day giving back to the Three Lakes community 18-year-old Maxwell Blanchard lives in L.A but always makes it back to Three Lakes during the summer.
Blanchard learned how to water ski and wakeboard in Three Lakes at five years old.
On Sunday he spent the day giving free water skiing and wakeboarding lessons.
"[To] get someone new out there to ski or at least get them attempting. It's always fun when you get the kids who are a little nervous out there and a little shaky, then they get out there and they love it," said Blanchard.
Blanchard said every year the water sports community chooses a day to give back and participate in "International Pass the Handle Day."
Kylee Swendson decided to help Blanchard this year with the lessons.
"It's great for everybody to get a chance to learn especially people who don't get the opportunity every day," said Swendson.
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