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Lace up your shoes to Walk MS, April 14

kids with unlaced shoesTell MS to take a hike by fundraising and support!

The National MS Society is hosting the annual Walk MS on April 14, 2012 at Piedmont Park. Registration begins at 8am. Lace up your favorite sneakers and prepare to start the walk at 10am. There is no registration fee so come out and show your support!

The national Walks are opportunities for family, friends, and community members to raise money for MS research. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that interferes with the function of the central nervous system. The disease affects approximately 400,000 Americans.

There isn’t a face to MS. It can potentially affect anyone; MS is not directly inherited, nor is it contagious. Each person diagnosed with MS may experience different symptoms and show signs of these symptoms at different ages.

While there is currently no cure for MS, there is plenty of hope. Through the support of fundraisers such as Walk MS, researchers are receiving the support needed to create and stabilize effective treatments for those living with MS. Strides are being made but the battle is long from over!

Do your part by creating a team today. Gather your roommates, friends, co-workers, or fellow fraternity brothers and join the fight against MS. If they are lazy bums, you can register as an individual or join an existing team. Each team or individual sets a financial goal to meet. (You can always encourage them to donate online even if they don’t want to walk.)

New to fundraising? Browse these tips for getting started and staying motivated. You’re doing something excellent for the community—don’t be afraid to ask for support!

 

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