Apr 05, 2013
Hamilton, NJ – Hamilton resident, Kim Scarborough, was named one of the 2013 Walk MS “Most Inspirational Walkers” for the New Jersey Metro’s Walk MS event. On Sunday, April 14 she will cut the ribbon at the 2013 Walk MS in Hamilton and walk her way to help to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.
About two years ago Kim began to experience some strange feelings in her left leg. She noticed that she could not seem to keep from limping or dragging her foot. Kim was prompted to see a doctor after her leg gave out after running in a 5K. She visited a local doctor where she did not receive any clear diagnosis. From there she moved onto see a top neurologist in New York City where she came away with a diagnosis of Primary Progressive MS.
“Kim faces the challenges that MS can bring about every day, yet I never once hear her complain or pity herself”, says friend and teammate Tricia Kerins.”I admire her strength and courage as we anxiously wait for the day when they find a cure”, Tricia goes on to say. That is their motivation for walking and raising money, a cure for MS and the opportunity for the next generation to not know what MS is. Last year was Kim’s first Walk MS event. Kim and team, “Chief’s Krusaders” have raised $13,000 over the past year to support critical MS research, and programs and services for those impacted by MS.
On Sunday, April 14, 2013 Kim and team will hit the trail to help create a world free of MS in the 2013 Walk MS event to be held at Steinart High School in Hamilton. Hamilton 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 12,000 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. 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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