Ashley Schneider loved to run and explore the world. She came up with idea to run across America and raise money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease her mother suffered from. “I thought, if I was going to do something like that, I should do it for my mom,” she said. “When those two things came together, I knew that’s what I was supposed to do with my life.”
Ashley hopes that people will become more understanding of what it means to live with MS. The struggle is often unseen by outsiders.
Some runners with MS are told, “you look so good.” But they could be dealing with a lot, Ashley knows.
Ashley works as Executive Director to MS Run the US, developing relationships and programs to further the organization’s mission. She received her degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Exercise and Sport Science and also operates a nutrition business to inspire, encourage, and assist others to get active and stay healthy.