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Thousands Expected to Walk to Raise $2.7 Million to Benefit People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis April 27 and April 28

April 3, 2013

Contact:
Liz Samurovich
liz.samurovich@nmss.org
212-453-3209

 The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Walk MS 2013 on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday April 28, 2013. More than 11,000 walkers are expected to participate at seven locations to help raise $2.7 million in support of critical research and comprehensive programs and services for more than 10,000 people living with MS in the five boroughs in New York City and in Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties.

“For 25 years, Walk MS nationally has been the simultaneous rallying point of the movement aimed at bringing awareness and raising funds for research to create a world free of multiple sclerosis,” says Robin Einbinder, president of the NYC – Southern NY Chapter. “We want as many people as possible to help us again by coming out to walk at one of the sites convenient for them and fundraise to support programs, education and research so that one day soon we will be gathering to celebrate the cure.”


WHAT: Walk MS 2013 to benefit the New York City -Southern – New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

WHEN:
Saturday, April 27, 2013:  
Rockland County – Rockland Lake State Park, 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Staten Island – Clove Lakes Park, 1150 Clove Road, Staten Island, NY 10305
Sullivan County - Blue Horizon Diner, 4445 State Route 42, Monticello, NY 12701

Sunday, April 28, 2013:
Manhattan – South Street Seaport, New York, NY, 10038
Orange County – Crane Park – 60 Millpond Parkway, Monroe, NY 10590
Putnam County – Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, NY 10512
Westchester County – Glen Island Park, Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY


REGISTRATION: Visit www.walkMSnyc.org, call 212-463-9791 or email walkms@msnyc.org. Route lengths vary by location.

WHY: Proceeds raised will benefit the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society and critical MS research.


About Walk MS
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement, a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future. Established in 1988 as the Society's only simultaneous national fundraising and key awareness building weekend, Walk MS attracted 42,000 participants at 42 sites to raise $4 million. Since that time, the event has grown to include more than 330,000 walkers in nearly 600 locations covering all 50 states, which in 2011 raised nearly $50 million for the MS cause. The typical route extends three and five miles and draws as many as 100 to 6,000 walkers. Last year alone, nearly 150,000 walkers joined teams to support the effort. More than two million individuals made pledges.

Walk MS 2013 Sponsors
Walk MS 2013 is presented by Pfizer with additional support provided by Acorda Therapeutics,  Biogen, Crystal Geyser, D’Agostino, EMD Serono, Enterprise, Novartis, Oz Moving,  Pure Protein and Teva.

About the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.

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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