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Challenge Walk MS welcomes Carrot-Top Industries as Premier National Sponsor

September 8, 2016

Challenge Walk MS Cape Cod
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 (  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, or call 800‑344‑4867 and select option 2.  To donate to a walker, click ‘Donate’ and enter a name.  Questions:
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. 

About the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Society’s Greater New England Chapter serves 21,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 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 by contacting the National MS Society at, or 1 800 FIGHT MS (344 4867).

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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 2.3 million people worldwide.


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