The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Florida Chapter, is proud to announce Estrella Mitrani Behar as the Committee Chair for the Aventura MS Walk on March 20, 2011.
Multiple sclerosis has affected Estrella’s family for years – her younger sister, Dina Wagner, was diagnosed with the disease a few months after her second son was born nearly 25 years ago. Dina must now use a walker to assist her.
“It breaks my heart to see what she (Dina) goes through,” said Estrella. “Through it all, she is a super mom and wife. She’s my hero. I’ve been blessed in my life with good health, a wonderful family and incredibly supportive friends, so I didn’t think twice about giving back and supporting such a worthy cause that is close to my heart.”
In Dina’s honor, along with the need to do something as a family for the community after the passing of her mother, Estrella participated in the Coral Gables MS Walk in 1995. Shortly thereafter, the National MS Society approached Estrella to start the Aventura Walk in 1996. She’s been actively involved ever since.
“Selecting Estrella as the Committee Chair for the Aventura MS Walk was an easy and natural decision,” said Karen Dresbach, president of the National MS Society, South Florida Chapter. “She has such a passion and devotion for finding a cure for this disease. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and we could not have chosen a better person to lead this endeavor.”
The Aventura MS Walk will be held at Founders Park South, located at 3105 NE 190th Street. Volunteers are still needed to lend support in any way, from organizing and recruiting teams to seeking community support and coordinating logistics. Those interested can contact the MS Walk team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-731-4224.