7 Walk MS: Northern California Events Take Place on April 26 & 27
April 25, 2014
The first seven Walk MS: Northern California events kick off this weekend. On Saturday, April 26th are the East Bay (Oakland), Solano County, and Yuba City walks. On Sunday, April 27th are the Eureka, Monterey, Pleasanton and Sacramento walks. The remaining sixs walks occurr next weekend. On Saturday, May 3rd are the Modesto and Silicon Valley walks. On Sunday, May 4th are the Folsom, San Francisco, Santa Rosa and Walnut Creek walks.
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement, a time to come together and celebrate our successes, spread awareness and raise critical funds for local programs, services and MS research. To learn more about Walk MS, register to walk or volunteer, or to make a donation, visit www.WalkMSNorCal.org.
About the Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society was chartered in 1954 and provides comprehensive programs, services and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 84,000 people who are affected by MS annually. The chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide – including almost $12 million in critical MS research initiatives locally at J. David Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis and UC Berkeley. The Chapter has offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Central Valley and Silicon Valley.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, 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 people worldwide.