Apr 05, 2012
Madison – Madison resident, Daryl Bryant, was named the 2012 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walker” for the New Jersey Metro’s Roxbury Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 15 he will cut the ribbon at the 2012 Walk MS in Horseshoe Lake Park in an effort to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Daryl was first diagnosed with MS about 10 years ago, but chose to deny his symptoms until shortly after starting his own company, Hudson Horizons. Daryl’s MS symptoms could easily have stopped him in his tracks, but he choose to take a proactive role in his life and wellness, that along with his positive outlook prevented his MS symptoms from taking over.
Today, Daryl is a happily married man and has just completed authoring his first book, “MS Living Symptom Free”, and is expecting his first child. He is an entrepreneur, public speaker and a very active individual in his community who is living a happy, healthy and successful life with MS. Daryl’s goal is to inspire others, through his book, to achieve that same happy, healthy and successful life no matter what MS throws at them. Daryl says “I may not have been given a choice in the cards I was dealt, but I was certainly given the options in how to play them. I have elected to make certain that my MS does not rule my life. By making the right choices and changes every day, I have made sure that I am the one in control of my life.”
On Sunday, April 15 2012 Daryl will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2012 Walk MS event to be held in Roxbury at Horseshoe Lake Park. Roxbury 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: Jennifer Hivry 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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