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Walk to support people with MS this May

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter's Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Brainerd Walk 2015 is May 2. Walk MS builds a community of support for people affected by MS and raises funds for vital programs, services and cutti...

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter's Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Brainerd Walk 2015 is May 2.

Walk MS builds a community of support for people affected by MS and raises funds for vital programs, services and cutting-edge research.

Participants will meet at the Northland Arboretum's visitor center and will walk through the surrounding grasslands along a beautiful one-mile or 3.5-mile route, which feature rest

stops, snacks and refreshments.

Gina Morris is the Walk MS Ambassador for the Brainerd event. This is her first year serving, and she has worked hard to educate people about the many forms of multiple sclerosis.

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"We are still trying to understand what causes it," Morris said in a news release. Morris said she sees Walk MS as an opportunity to spread the existing knowledge.

Check-in for Walk MS Brainerd starts at 9 a.m.

Visit 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. Multiple sclerosis affects 2.3 million worldwide.

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