MS walks raise nearly $2 million in regionThe National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter, announces that it raised nearly $2 million at the 18 Walk MS Christopher and Banks presented by Walser events.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter, announces that it raised nearly $2 million at the 18 Walk MS Christopher and Banks presented by Walser events.
Nearly 10,000 people participated in the 18 Walk MS events held on May 2 throughout Minnesota, including Alexandria, and western Wisconsin.
“Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement,” said National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter President Holly Anderson. “We are so grateful for the more than 10,000 walkers and volunteers who came together to help us create a world free of MS.”
Money raised through Walk MS helps fund vital MS research projects all around the world and support programs and services for the nearly 10,000 people living with the disease in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving.
Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
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 closer to a world free of MS.
MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.