The Walk MS: Seattle event, held Sunday, April 24 at Gas Works Park, reached its goal of $625,000 with a total of $643,428 raised.
Patricia Clayton, wife of the late John Clayton, was the top individual fundraiser for the event with $89,941 thanks to the numerous donations made to the John Clayton Memorial Fund. Additionally, Patricia Clayton is the No. 2 fundraiser nationally, and her team, The MSfits in Tena Shoes, was the No. 1 team in Seattle and ranks fourth nationally with $98,621 raised.
The John Clayton Memorial Fund was founded to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society, an MS research organization supported by the Claytons, after the passing in March of legendary NFL journalist and longtime Seattle Sports Station radio host John Clayton. The fund received an initial investment of $10,000 donated by Bonneville International Corporation, the parent company of Seattle Sports. A full 100% of donations received by the fund are donated to the cause.
Known to millions as “The Professor,” John Clayton enjoyed a Hall of Fame career that included covering the Seattle Seahawks as a beat writer for The Tacoma News Tribune, a long tenure as an ESPN NFL analyst, and hosting sports radio shows in Seattle, including Seattle Sports 710 AM for the past 14 years. He was a daily presence on Seattle Sports radio shows as well as a longtime contributor to SeattleSports.com as a columnist.
Walk MS raises awareness and funds to help those with multiple sclerosis. For more details or to get involved, visit the MS Society website here.
Pat Clayton is the number 2 fundraiser in the country for the @mssociety! Thank you to everyone who donated to the John Clayton Memorial Fund to help make that happen! https://t.co/rNCiiCfXFV pic.twitter.com/KiKRM2uHPi
— Maura Dooley (@Maura_Dool) April 24, 2022
Honored to be supporting Pat Clayton & the @mssociety at the Walk MS: Seattle 2022 event! Click the link below for more on how to help support & donate. #ClaytonFundhttps://t.co/u3EhtVVG1K pic.twitter.com/3Txd5XgNzn
— Seattle Sports (@SEASports710) April 24, 2022