Mover & Shaker of the Month

Lindsay Wagerer – Founder of Linda’s Court Memorial Fundraiser – Score A Cure for MS 

          Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system. It affects the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.  Mars Township resident, Lindsay Wagerer, 36, is quite familiar with this debilitating disease since her mother was diagnosed with MS.  It was an ailment her mother lived with for 29 years. 

        “My mom Linda was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1985 at the age of 38. I was two years old, and my brothers were four and six. She helped to run my grandfather’s business and continued to do so from home. Having a family member that lives with MS or any disease is not only hard on them but also the family,” said Lindsay. 

        “My parents never let my mom’s disease cause us any suffering. My dad was her rock; he retired early to take care of her. My brothers and I continued to lead as normal of a life as possible.  We played sports, we went on family vacations, we went shopping and to dinner.  We did everything any family with three kids would do.  On May 4, 2014, my mom passed away at the age of 67.  I was 32 years old at the time,” Lindsay said. 

         In honor of her mother, Lindsay has organized Linda’s Court Memorial fundraiser.  “My mother was an avid tennis player.  Her love and dedication didn’t end with the disease.  She played as long as she could, but my mom lost her physical ability to play, and she was forced to stop.  The MS didn’t dampen her enthusiasm for the sport.  She would diligently watch tennis on TV on the most obscure channels.  MS took away her ability, but not her passion for the sport she loved and missed,” Lindsay said. 

         Last year, was the inaugural launch of this tennis fundraiser.  It was very successful, with 24 teams participating.  The event raised over $10,000, which was donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

         This year’s Linda’s Court Memorial Tennis Fundraiser will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Pure Athletex Sportsplex, PA Tennis Academy, located at 119 Neely School Road, Suite 200 in Marshall Township.  The event will consist of a triples tennis tournament, food, music, Chinese auction and fun!  Lindsay is grateful to Elizabeth Szabo, owner of Smoothie King in Wexford for sponsoring this year’s event.   

        For more information on Linda’s Court and how you can participate or donate, visit or email any additional questions, to 

 By Paula Green