In Jackson, New Hampshire, It Takes A Village


Joyce and Don Bilger founded MS Week in Jackson Village, NH. Photo from Inn at Jackson. From May 3-7, 2010, inns, restaurants and retail stores in the small town of Jackson, New Hampshire will once again open their hearts and doors welcoming hundreds of people who are living with multiple sclerosis and their guests.  The brainchild of Don and Joyce Bilger, owners of the Inn at Jackson and Whitney’s Inn at Jackson, this event has grown from a weekend getaway for those living with MS to a village-side week-long wellness retreat for those with MS. 

 

MS Week in Jackson Village began five years ago at the Inn at Jackson. The idea originated from Don and Joyce Bilger, owners and innkeepers of the Inn at Jackson. Joyce was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, and the couple wanted to give back to others coping with the disease. Due to the initial overwhelming response to the event, other inns in Jackson were inspired to step forward to help meet the high demand for lodging.

 

To read more about this heartwarming week of events, click here.

 

 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".