September 9, 10 & 11, 3-Day, 50-Mile walk on Cape Cod to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society
HYANNIS – The National MS Society proudly welcomes Carrot-Top Industries
as Premier National Sponsor for Challenge Walk MS
, a highly rewarding, endurance walking fundraising event. Carrot-Top Industries is headquartered in Hillsborough, NC, and offers patriotic and military flags, custom print items, and event production products (carrot-top.com). The Society offers seven Challenge Walks across the country, including Cape Cod, California, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. 2016 marks the 15th annual Challenge Walk MS on Cape Cod
, September 9, 10, & 11, 2016.
Nearly 600 walkers and volunteers are participating in the 3-day, 50-mile adventure to raise money for the fight against multiple sclerosis. Participants come from 24 states and include nearly 100 who themselves have multiple sclerosis. Participants agree to raise at least $1,500 each to fuel cutting‑edge research and treatments to stop disease progression, restore lost function, and end MS forever. To sign up
or to donate, go to challengewalkMScapecod.org
, or call 800‑344‑4867 and select option 2. To donate
to a walker, click ‘Donate’ and enter a name. Questions: MSChallengeGNE@nmss.org
The Challenge begins Friday morning with opening ceremonies on the Hyannis Village Green
at 8:30 a.m. It concludes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with a parade down Main Street Hyannis returning to the Village Green for the closing ceremony. The Friday route covers 20 miles heading east. The first ten follows along Route 28 and back roads until it reaches the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) in Dennis. From that point, it follows the CCRT to the Cape Cod Sea Camps
in Brewster. Most participants overnight at the Sea Camps Friday and Saturday; however, many choose stay at area hotels. The Saturday route is a 20‑mile round‑trip departing the Sea Camps and following the CCRT through Eastham and Orleans and back to Brewster. Sunday, the final 10 miles navigate scenic Route 6A
to Dennis, where walkers and volunteers regroup. Participants are then transported to Hyannis for a celebratory march down Main Street to the Village Green led by walkers and volunteers wearing ‘MS orange’ T‑shirts to signify that they have MS.