LANCASTER – More than 1,500 supporters will be walking together this weekend to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Walk MS: Antelope Valley 2014 kicks off Saturday, May 3, at Lancaster Marketplace, located at 44950 Valley Central Way in Lancaster.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the official walk kicks off at 10 a.m., with participants taking a one-mile Family Fun Route or a 5K Route.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Walk MS event is a rallying point for the MS movement – a day for the entire community to come together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future.
The goal is to raise at least $90,000 to support direct services for the thousands of people affected by multiple sclerosis in the Antelope Valley, as well as cutting-edge research worldwide to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for the chronic, unpredictable disease.
As of May 2, nearly $49K had been raised towards the $90K fundraising goal.
There is still time to take part in Walk MS: Antelope Valley 2014. To register for the walk, join an existing team, start your own team, or make a donation, visit the event website here.
For more information on this event, contact coordinator Christine Grontkowski at 661-321-9512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every hour in the U.S., someone is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, which 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.
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. For more information, call 1.800.FIGHT.MS or visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/cal.