125 Planning to Complete Challenge Walk MS in Door County
August 24, 2015
(EGG HARBOR, WISCONSIN) – The 8th annual Challenge Walk MS in Door County will be held September 18-20, bringing together 125 walkers and nearly 50 volunteers for the three-day, 50-mile walk that raises money for multiple sclerosis.
More than $424,000 was raised through last year’s walk. Combined with this year’s anticipated fundraising dollars, the event will have raised a cumulative total of more than $2.5 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Challenge Walk MS is based out of Alpine Resort and Golf, 7715 Horseshoe Bay Rd. in Egg Harbor, where overnight accommodations, meals and evening programs are provided for participants, who each pledge to raise a minimum of $1,500. Each day’s walking routes include scenic locations throughout Door County. Rest stops are set up every three miles with lunch provided mid-way on Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19. The finish-line celebration will be held on Sunday, September 20 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, 5335 Horseshoe Bay Rd. in Egg Harbor, followed by a group Victory Walk from the Club to Frank E. Murphy Park.
A silent auction featuring crafts, gift baskets and more will be set up in Alpine Resort’s lobby September 18 and 19 and is open to the public, with the proceeds also benefiting the National MS Society. There will also be a cash-and-carry section with items under $50 that can be purchased outright.
The dollars raised through Challenge Walk MS will support MS-related research, programs and services. Anyone wishing to register as a walker or volunteer, or who wants to donate, can visit challengewalkMSwi.org or call (262) 369-4400.
Click here to see the number of people in each Wisconsin county who have disclosed to the National MS Society that they have been diagnosed, and click here for an indication of the economic impact.
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.