It’s not too late to register for Walk MS: Golden Triangle, an annual fundraising event that helps support programs and services for the more than 6,300 families affected by multiple sclerosis in Alabama and Mississippi.
Walk MS: Oxford will be held Saturday, April 12 at Bailey Branch Park. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine.
“MS affects so many in our community,” said Tuwanna Williams, walk manager. “We want to empower people to make a difference.”
Walk MS has become a rallying point of the MS movement, creating a community of shared commitment determined to end MS.
After the one-mile walk, the celebration will continue with food, live entertainment, awards and children’s activities.
“We hope to create a fun, family-friendly atmosphere as we come together to create hope for those living with MS,” Williams said.
There is no registration fee for the walk, but participants are encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal of at least $100.
For additional information or to register, visit www.walkMS.org or call the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 1-800-FIGHT-MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that 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 being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
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