Apr 08, 2013
Kernersville, N.C. - The Central NC Chapter of the National MS Society is holding its annual Walk MS: Triad Walk this Saturday, April 20 at Fourth of July Park in Kernersville, sponsored by Modern Automotive.
Registration begins at 8am, walk starts at 10am. There is no registration fee and the event is open to the general public. Fundraising is encouraged and prizes based on fundraising are available. Proceeds will benefit the local programs and services of the Central NC Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and MS related research.
The walk will be held rain or shine and all routes are family friendly and fully accessible. Lunch will be provided for all walkers.
This is the third and final walk for the Central NC Chapter in 2013. The collective fundraising goal for these events is $238,000.
Media are welcome to attend.
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 2.1 million people worldwide. The Central NC Chapter of the National MS Society serves over 2500 people living in 15 NC counties.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. 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 programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
About the Central NC Chapter
The Central North Carolina Chapter provides services and programs to approximately 2,500 people with MS and their families in fifteen North Carolina counties: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin.