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Twelve Walks. One Destination. A World Free Of MS.

November 15, 2011

New Site Added In Danbury For 2012

HARTFORD, Conn. – More than 6,000 Connecticut residents battle the effects of multiple sclerosis. In a show of support, each year thousands of loved ones, friends, neighbors and co-workers lace up and step out at Walk MS in solidarity for a single cause: to create a world free of MS.

In 2011, more than 10,000 participants stepped out for Walk MS and raised a record amount of more than $1.36 million. Team Travelers was the top fundraising team in the state as they raised $58,230. Alec Burger was the top individual fundraiser, raising $37,400. This year, the chapter hopes to raise $1.45 million.

bigThe 2012 Travelers Walk MS, presented by North American Power, will be held Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 12 sites across the state, including a new site in Danbury.

The walk sites include: Cheshire at Cheshire High School, Clinton at Joel Elementary School, Danbury at Western Connecticut State University – Westside Campus, Enfield at JFK Middle School, Litchfield at Litchfield Town Green, Manchester at Manchester Community College, New London at Mitchell College, Simsbury at Westminster School, Stamford at Cove Island Park, West Hartford at University of Connecticut, West Hartford Campus, West Haven at West Haven High School and Westport at Sherwood Island State Park

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease. It’s generally diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms can range from numbness in the extremities, loss of vision and, in severe cases, complete paralysis. The progression, severity and specific symptoms related to MS in any one person cannot be predicted, but advances in research and treatments are providing hope to those affected by the disease. Funds raised at chapter events, such as the Walk MS, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to Connecticut residents affected by MS.

To learn more about Walk MS or to pre-register, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org and click the “Walk MS” button, or call 860-913-2550.

Learn more about multiple sclerosis, its effects, and programs and services offered by the chapter to those living with MS by e-mailing programs@ctfightsMS.org.

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About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

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.

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