April MS Walk Scheduled
February 11, 2014 04:09 PM
Residents from San Angelo and surrounding communities will join together for Walk MS: San Angelo, on Saturday, April 5 at Kirby Park to make a powerful statement and keep moving toward a cure for multiple sclerosis. Walk MS is a signature fundraising event for the National MS Society that raises funds to support MS research and provide services to individuals impacted by multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
â€śWalk MS represents more than just an opportunity to raise awareness and funds towards the MS movement, itâ€™s the chance for community members, neighbors, and families to come together and connect with one another,â€ť notes Lyndee Groce, Development Manager. â€śOur team of exceptional volunteers and support staff work hard through events such as this to help people living with MS and their families move forward with their lives.â€ť Participants can choose between a one-mile and three-mile route. Participants will enjoy complimentary food and entertainment both before and after the event.
Visit walkmstexas.org to register to walk, volunteer or make a donation. Online registration is currently open. Registration is free, however all participants are encouraged to actively fundraise. The dollars raised support promising research to stop disease progression, restore function that has been lost and to end MS forever. Your dollars also help fund local programs for people living with MS right here in our community. The average participant raises $225 and fundraising prizes are awarded beginning at the $100 level. On-site registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. official start time.