It was for the love of a child that began Tom Sherak’s determination to not only help his daughter Melissa, but help all those affected by MS. That is why he formed the Tom Sherak MS Hope Foundation, to help fund cutting-edge research, and provide ongoing support for people living with MS.
With so much uncertainty about this disease there are bound to be successes and disappointments along with good days and hard days which requires a constant effort from everyone involved with the fight.
We can’t think of a better way to demonstrate this than with Melissa Sherak Glasser’s personal video about what she has faced over the last few years.
We hope that you will watch, and that you will be inspired to give until it feels good!
Thank you from all of us at the Tom Sherak MS Hope Foundation.
A message from Melissa:
“Give Until It Feels Good.” Yup, that was the answer you would get. Every year, when that phone call from Tom came, you would say, “Okay Tom, how much do you want?” and that’s how my dad responded. Well, last year, I reached out to many of you to say I was going to channel my inner Tom, and ask you all to help me keep the Tom Sherak MS Hope Foundation at UCLA alive. And to give – until it felt good.
“Melissa, give back,” my dad would say to me. “We need to help those suffering from MS.” I promised my dad I would, and I am. My dad raised $400,000 his first year and $40 million over the next 20+ years. How did he do this? He could because of you. You gave because it felt good (and maybe because he asked relentlessly)! My dad knew this, and he was grateful for all of you. Last year, I asked you to give, I shared my story, and you gave!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Together, we raised over $60,000! My dad would be proud.
So it’s time for me to ask again and to share the latest chapter in my story. Please help me keep the mission of the Tom Sherak MS Hope Foundation alive and help all those who suffer from MS!! Enjoy the video (a big thanks to David Osmond for lending me his inspiring song), and please, please, please, give until it feels good!!!!