Jelly Legs do big climb for MS

Jelly Legs do big climb for MS

Mr Pisano will climb Perth’s tallest building, Central Park, in support of his wife Leisa who has multiple sclerosis, raising money for the MS Society of WA.

‘You often hear about people living with MS, but until it touches you personally you don’t realise how much it can affect someone and their family,’ Mr Pisano said.

Last year, Mr Pisano organised five Jelly Legs teams to take part in the stair climb, helping the event raise more than $155,000.

‘Last year was my first time and it was tortuous and challenging, but it was also comforting knowing we were doing something to help the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA,’ he said.

‘It certainly opened my eyes to the difficulties for people with MS and the great job that the society does to help them.’

Last year Mr Pisano made it to the top in 14 minutes and 50 seconds and he hopes to beat that this time.

‘I’ve been mixing my training up so I’ve been doing some running, and climbing Jacob’s Ladder and the steps at Scarborough,’ he said.

MS Society of WA chief executive Marcus Stafford said they were hoping for 1000 participants to reach their goal of $200,000.

‘All of the money goes to providing much needed support and care services to West Australians living with MS and their families,’ he said.

To sponsor the Jelly Legs teams or to find out more about the event go to StepUpforMS.org.au.