Mar 23, 2012
The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Northern California Chapter will hold its annual Walk MS: Northern California, sponsored by EMD Serono, in April and May.
Thousands of walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $1.4 million. Funds raised will support direct services for the more than 84,000 people affected by MS in Northern California and research to stop progression, restore lost function and end MS forever for this chronic disease of the central nervous system.
People can participate in Walk MS individually or as a team. Volunteers are also needed! There are 12 community walks across Northern California and each walk has a 1 mile or 5k route option. Each event will have food, festivities and more! To learn more about each specific walk site, visit www.walkmsnorcal.org.
Walk MS: Northern California 2012 to benefit the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Proceeds raised will fund innovative programs and services and groundbreaking research for the 84,000 Northern Californians affected by MS.
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 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 at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In2010 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Societydevoted $159 million to programs and services that assisted more than one millionpeople. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.orgor 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).