Jul 02, 2012
Fifty Mile Walk to Fight Chronic Illness
Challenge Walk MS: Charleston Challenge 2013
Every once in a while, a challenge calls that you simply must answer. Challenge Walk MS: Charleston Challenge 2013 on March 1-3,2013 is a three day journey to walk 50 miles throughout and around beautiful historic Charleston to the Isle of Palms. Approximately 360 participants from across the Southeast who have raised a minimum of $1,500 will aim to raise a total of $670,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registration is now open at www.ChallengeMS.org for a fee of $55 through August 31. After August 31 the registration fee will increase to $65.
Challenge Walk MS makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of the 400,000 people living with the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis, more than 15,000 of whom live in the Carolinas. MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure. The contributions raised by Challenge Walk MS support programs and services to help local people living with MS and national research into the cause and cure of the disease. Last year 249 walkers raised $554,524.59.
Walkers will stay at the Wild Dunes Resort located on the beach in Isle of Palms. The route will meander around Historic Charleston, over the Cooper River Bridge, past the legendary aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point, before ending at the Wild Dunes Resort on the beautiful Isle of Palms. The route features stops every 1 1/2 miles with water, sports drink, snacks, Porta-jons, cooling neck rags, support and gear vehicles, and medical staff.
For more information or to register for the event, call 1-800-344-4867 or visit www.challengems.org.