Walk MS Date Change
June 8, 2015
The dates for Wisconsin’s fall Walk MS events in Waukesha and Oshkosh have been changed to Sunday, September 20. The Walk MS locations remain the same at Frame Park, 1240 Frame Park Dr., for the Waukesha site and Oshkosh West High School, 375 N. Eagle St., for the Oshkosh site. Two other fall Walk MS events take place that same weekend in Stevens Point at the UW-Stevens Point Multi-Activity Center, 2050 4th Ave., on September 19, and in Rhinelander at Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Ave., on September 20.
Check-in at each location begins at 9 a.m. the morning of the event and the walk begins at 10 a.m. All sites feature a three-mile route, although some sites may have shorter or longer options available. Each location offers accessible routes for wheelchairs and scooters, rest stops, first aid and more. There is no registration fee, but Walk MS participants are encouraged to make a donation or fundraise. Team captains are asked to register before their team members sign up. Visit walkMS.org or call 855-372-1331 to register as a walker or volunteer, or to make a donation.
Walk MS is the largest community fundraising event of the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter that raises money for MS-related research, programs and services. More than $1.4 million was raised through Walk MS events in Wisconsin last year, and so far more than $1.2 million has been raised through the Walk MS events held this spring.
Click here to see the number of people in each Wisconsin county who have disclosed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that they have been diagnosed, and click here for an indication of the local 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.