Abby Taylor, whose mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, donated money she had raised to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Photo courtesy of North Colonie School District)
LATHAM— For her ninth birthday, fourth grader Abby Taylor decided to give, instead of get.
Abby, who is a student at Blue Creek Elementary School, recently donated more than $300 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When Abby was 5, her mother was diagnosed with the disease. As a result, this past year, she approached her parents with the idea of raising money for an important cause.
“It’s a bad disease,” Abby said in a statement about why she chose to focus her efforts on MS. “I really want to help people who have bad days. And I just want to help find a cure.”
Abby, who raised the money with help from friends and relatives, also participated in a 5K in October to raise awareness for the disease, according to the North Colonie School District website. Abby was recognized at the North Colonie Board of Education Meeting on Monday, Nov. 21.