Apr 07, 2012
Belmar, NJ – Belmar resident, Nicole Pica, was named the 2012 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walker” for the New Jersey Metro’s Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 15 she will cut the ribbon at the 2012 Walk MS in Belmar/Lake Como and walk her way to helping to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Nicole was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis almost two years ago. She continues to battle everyday with MS symptoms of extreme fatigue, constant numb/tingly hands, legs and feet and extreme head pain that often causes her cease everyday activities. While the unpredictability of the future worries her, she tries to take on each day with a positive attitude. She holds onto hope and continues to try and make a difference for herself and for others living with multiple sclerosis!
This year Nicole is dedicating her walk to her Pop, who passed away in November. He was always so proud of her strength and zest for life. Nicole says, “I know he is watching over me and continually keeping me strong to keep fighting.”
Sunday, April 15 2012 Nicole will hit the boardwalk to help create a world free of MS in the 2012 Walk MS event. The local Walk MS event will be held at Bar A in Lake Como, however it is only 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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