As part of a nationwide effort to end multiple sclerosis for good, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter will hold Walk MS: Cedar Rapids, IA, Sat, April, 29th. Participants from Cedar Rapids will join the nearly 2,500 walkers expected to come out and help raise more than $320,000 in the Upper Midwest in 2017.
Walk MS: Cedar Rapids is one of 33 walk events throughout Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin banding together to raise funds for programs and services for the more than 171000 people who live with the disease in the Upper Midwest Chapter and advance vital research.
Nationally, thousands of people will gather for Walk MS with the mission to end multiple sclerosis.
Accomplishing this goal will take all of us, which is why Walk MS matters so much to so many, as they team UP with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by the disease. Every step taken and every dollar raised is a step closer to ending MS forever.
WHAT: Walk MS: Cedar Rapids
WHEN: Sat. April 29th 2017 Registration 8:30 AM, Walk begins at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Newbo Market, 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
PARTICIPATION AND VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION:
Register At: http://
Visit myMSwalk.org or call 800-582-5296.
WHY: Dollars raised benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter.
About multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 501 with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.