Jan 05, 2013
Reidsville, Asheboro, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Kernersville, N.C. - The Central NC Chapter of the National MS Society is holding its annual Walk MS: Modern Automotive events at three locations around Central North Carolina. Join the movement, along with hundreds of thousands of people across the country, to support those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Walkers who register by Sunday, January 15, will be entered into a drawing for two free round-trip plane tickets, courtesy of Air Tran.
The WILD Walk MS: North Carolina Zoo walk will be held Saturday, March 23 at the Asheboro NC Zoo. Registration begins at 9 a.m., walk starts at 11a.m. Free zoo entry to all walkers who raise $25 or more.
The FANTASTIC Walk MS: Reidsville walk will be held Saturday, April 13 at The Penn House in Reidsville. Registration begins at 8 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m.
The AMAZING Walk MS: Piedmont Triad walk will be held Saturday, April 20 at Fourth of July Park in Kernersville. Registration begins at 8 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m.
Walks are held rain or shine and all routes are family friendly and fully accessible. Breakfast or lunch will be provided for all walkers at each MS Walk location. Registration is now open for fundraising so those interested in walking individually or as a team should sign up by visiting www.walkMSncc.org or calling 336-299-4136 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS.
About Walk MS: Modern Automotive
Walk MS: Modern Automotive is one of the National MS Society’s main charity events, attracting over 200,000 participants annually in nearly 600 walks nationwide. Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS Movement, creating a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future.
Last year, the North Carolina Walk MS event series hosted three sites with nearly 2,000 participants and volunteers. The chapter hopes to increase MS Walk participation in 2012 and to fundraise over $267,000 to benefit local programs and services as well as MS-related research. There is no age limit or registration fee, but fundraising is strongly encouraged. For more information and to register, visit www.walkMSncc.org or call 336-299-4136 or 1-800-FIGHT-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. 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 2.1 million people 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. In 2011 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $164 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 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.
About the Central NC Chapter
The Central North Carolina Chapter provides services and programs to approximately 2,500 people with MS and their families in fifteen North Carolina counties: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin.