Saturday brings Walk MS event
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host a Walk MS event Saturday in Brainerd. Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Brainerd Walk 2016 will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Forestview Middle School, with check-in opening a...
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host a Walk MS event Saturday in Brainerd.
Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Brainerd Walk 2016 will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Forestview Middle School, with check-in opening at 9 a.m.
Hundreds will come together to raise more than $22,000 for people affected by MS. Those donations will fund vital programs, services and cutting-edge research, a news release stated.
Participants can choose to walk a 1- or 3-mile scenic route. The society will provide walkers with snacks, refreshments and a finish line celebration.
Visit www.WalkMS.org for additional information, or contact the Walk MS Team at 855-372-1331.
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men diagnosed with the disease. MS affects 2.3 million worldwide.
The society addresses the challenges of each person affected by multiple sclerosis. To fulfill this mission, the society funds research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
In 2014, the society invested $50.2 million to support 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world, while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. The Upper Midwest Chapter represents more than 17,000 people with MS in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and several counties in western Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with MS. Learn about options by talking to a health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org or 800-344-4867.