Bell Walks, Swims for MS Research
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 7, 2018
A dedicated mother did something very few 70 year old women would attempt – all in support of her children.
Cody resident Linda Bell, who will turn 71 later this month, walked 7.1 miles and swam 7100 yards on Saturday in honor of her daughter and daughter in law, who both suffer from multiple sclerosis. She chose the date because the first week of May is set aside as MS Awareness week. Several others joined her in the walk at Beck Lake as well as the swim at the Paul Stock Aquatics and Recreation Center.
Bell appeared on KODI’s Partyline last week, and she brought some alarming statistics. Bell says that Wyoming and Colorado have the highest rates of MS sufferers in the country – she says in Wyoming, one out of every 350 people live with MS, and that compares to one in 750 nationally.
Bell says that because of the way that advances in research have helped her family, she is raising money for MS research. Anyone interested in helping can mail their donation to PO Box 2223 in Cody, with checks payable to the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society.