Apr 06, 2012
Secaucus – Secaucus resident, Diane Kilroy, was named the 2012 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walker” for the New Jersey Metro’s Jersey City Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 15 she will cut the ribbon at the 2012 Walk MS at the CRRNJ Train Terminal in Liberty State Park in honor of her husband Kevin.
Diane is a caregiver, spouse, best friend and an inspiration to her husband Kevin who has been living with multiple sclerosis for about 8 years. Diane was by Kevin’s side when he was diagnosed and will be by his side again this year at the 2012 Walk MS in Jersey City.
Diane and Kevin have been married for 27 years and she is truly Kevin’s inspiration; when he was diagnosed, it was Diane’s strength that he drew upon. They stared walking in the Walk MS event 2009 shortly after that diagnosis. Kevin says, “She is the one that stands behind me in my fight against MS. She is the one that pushes me to get involved, to encourage me to remain active, even when she knows that I am not really feeling up to doing things.”
On Sunday, April 15 2012 Diane, Kevin and their Walk MS team “Firefighters for MS” will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2012 Walk MS event to be held in Jersey City at Liberty State. Jersey City 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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