Apr 09, 2012
West Millford, NJ – West Millford resident, Lyndsay Wright, was named the 2012 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walker” for the New Jersey Metro’s Walk MS Ridgefield Park event. On Sunday, April 15 she will cut the ribbon at the 2012 Walk MS at The New Overpeck County Park and walk her way to helping to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Lyndsay’s senior year in High School should have been an exciting time full of hopes for the future, but sudden numbness and tingling in her legs made it a time of worry and fears for what the future would bring. At age 17 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “The news was devastating,” says Lyndsay, she could not understand why this was happening to her.
Lyndsay began a course of disease modifying medications and in a year her condition had greatly improved. Since then Lyndsay has graduated from college (in only three years), volunteers her time in her local community and has started an MS blog to help others who are diagnosed with MS at a young age. “Being diagnosed with MS doesn’t mean you have to give up, it means you have to keep living normally and prove to yourself that nothing can ever stand in your way from succeeding.”
Sunday, April 15 2012 Lyndsay will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2012 Walk MS event. The local Walk MS event will be held at The New Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, 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: Jennifer Hivry at 800-344-4867 or visit http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org. It’s not too late to join the movement. To check out Lyndsay's bolg go to the following address http://Lyndsaysjourney08.blogspot.com/ .
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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