Apr 02, 2012
Middlesex Borough – Borough resident, Christina Mazza, was named the 2012 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walker” for the New Jersey Metro’s North Brunswick Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 15 she will cut the ribbon at the 2012 Walk MS in Babbage Park in honor of her friend Justine.
Christina became involved in Walk MS when she heard the news that her friend Justine was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Justine was just 20 years old and left Christina feeling worried for her friends future with the disease; “I was devastated”, says Christina. From that day forward she knew she wanted help in some way to find a cure for MS and decided to participate in Walk MS with friends and family; forming “Team Justine” in 2007. To date Christina and team have raised nearly $1,000 for the 2012 Walk MS event and they are still working to surpass that $1,000 mark. Christina says, “Every mile walked and dollar raised is one step closer to creating a world free of MS and I’m happy to be a part of the movement.”
On Sunday, April 15 2012 Christina and her team, “Team Justine” will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2012 Walk MS event to be held in North Brunswick at BabbagePark. North Brunswick is one of 12 Walk MS sites that the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society will run that day. The event will see over 10,000 participants with a goal of raising more than $2 million in an effort to create MS awareness, raise funds to support critical programs and services and help fund a cure.
For more information about Walk MS please contact: Patricia Tupycia at 800-344-4867 or visit http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org. It’s not too late to join the movement.
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 the body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a movement by and for people with MS. The Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.
Join the movement.
Find out more at nationalMSsociety.org/njm
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