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.
The 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.