Plattsburgh, NY – Amy Wells is preparing to participate in Walk MS: Plattsburgh, and she wants the community to join her. Wells was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006. MS is an unpredictable and often debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system, but Wells will not let her diagnosis get in the way of working toward a cure. She is team captain of “Don’t MS With Me” for the second consecutive year. Friends, family and co-workers join together to support Wells’ efforts to raise awareness and funds for MS research.
“It was a pretty challenging experience when I found out that I had MS,” said Wells, “you never know what each day is going to bring.”
Despite the challenges of having multiple sclerosis, Wells continues to be a key participant and serves an integral role with the National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter. She has worked with local community partners to provide wheelchairs for those who would like to participate in Walk MS but may have difficulties walking the route.
“With the donation of wheelchairs at the 2014 Plattsburgh Walk MS we can ensure that everyone who wants to participate has the opportunity,” said Wells. “I believe Walk MS is great for spreading awareness and bringing the community together. It amazes me how many people ask ‘what is MS?’ when it affects so many people and families.”
MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide and more than 12,800 people in the 50-county region served by the Upstate New York Chapter.
On the first Tuesday of every month, Wells facilitates support group meetings at the United Way office on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh. If you are interested in attending or want to learn more information, contact Amy Wells at 518-578-7497.
If you’re interested in joining Walk MS as a volunteer or as a participant, you can register on site the day of the event, or online at walkMSupstateny.org.
What: Walk MS 2014
Where: Plattsburgh, 52 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903
When: Sunday, May 4; registration 9 a.m.; opening ceremony 9:55 a.m.
How: Participants can register on site the day of the event, or online at
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Ashley Greenman, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, 585-271-0805 (x70322), Ashley.Greenman@nmss.org.