Mother’s diagnosis inspiring daughters

Beeac’s Casey and Rachel Parsons and Rachel’s partner Brady Boyd aim to walk 150 kilometres between them by the end of this month to raise money for multiple sclerosis research.

Beeac sisters Rachel and Casey Parsons are racking up the kilometres this month to support multiple sclerosis research, a cause close to their hearts.

Rachel, Casey and Rachel’s partner Brady Boyd have set themselves the task of walking 150 kilometres this month for Research MS Australia’s May 50K challenge.

Rachel and Casey’s mum Joy has lived with the chronic condition for about 20 years.

Multiple sclerosis affects about 25,000 Australians.

Rachel, a qualified nurse, said she didn’t think twice about signing the trio up for the challenge.

“Because Mum has MS, I follow a lot of that stuff on Facebook, and because of my nursing I like to read about it as well,” she said.

“I follow the MS Research page on Facebook, and it popped up, and I didn’t really think about it, I just told Brady and Casey that we were doing it.”

Rachel said she and Casey were eager to get involved with May 50K because funds raised went to MS research.

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