Jun 10, 2013
Mendham, NJ – On June 15, the Mendham Magic coaches will tackle the mucky obstacles at MuckFest MS to help overcome multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure. Led by local resident Karen Zosche, the Mendham Magic team includes 5 coaches from the Morris County champs track team as well as Karen’s 12 year old son Reece. The team is counting down the days to taking on this 5 mile mucky obstacle run to support the over 2 million people worldwide who live with this disease.
This year will be the first year at MuckFest MS for the Mendham Magic but they intend to make it an annual event. Karen says, “this event means so much to me because I have a close personal connection to MS. I am running in MuckFest MS to raise money to find a cure for MS. And I am running for all those with MS who cannot run.“
To date Karen alone has raised $200 but hopes to increase that total by the day of the event. Karen goes on to say “it is so important to get involved because there are so many out there suffering from this debilitating disease. It is beyond depressing to be told you have MS. The words MS conjure up bad images for many but that does not have to be the case.”
Karen, Reece and the rest of the Mendham Magic, will jump feet first into the Muck and conquer every obstacle in their way as they help create a world free of MS. The funds raised by this event will go to fund critical MS research programs and services for those living with the disease.
MuckFest MS is a 5-mile mucky obstacle course that will challenge the most experienced athlete, as well as the fun loving adventure seeker. The event will take place on June 15th at Essex County South Mountain Reservation in West Orange NJ with the proceeds going to support critical MS research and programs and services for those living with the disease. For more information about, or to register or volunteer for MuckFest MS logon to www.MuckFestMS.com.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from reduced or lost mobility to numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men having the disease. MS affects, 400,000 people in the U.S., and over 2 million worldwide
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.