On May 2 about 350 people are expected to raise more than $110,000 to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with multiple sclerosis at the annual Walk MS: Cohasset taking place on May 2, 2015 at South Shore Community Center. Walk MS, is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect and join together to be inspired and raise critical funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Walk MS: Cohasset, presented by Biogen Idec, attracts friends and families of people affected by MS, people living with MS, corporate teams, and individuals who want to help end MS forever. Participants will walk a six- mile, fully accessible route. Each year, nearly 333,000 people walk to create a world free of MS across the country.
WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00am check-in; 10:00am start
WHERE: South Shore Community Center, Three North Main Street, Cohasset, MA
PARTICIPATION/ VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: Visit www.WalkMSgne.org, call 1-800-344-4867 or email WalkMSgne@nmss.org.
WHY: Proceeds raised will support cutting-edge MS research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS.
Walk MS, is presented by Biogen Idec; with additional sponsorship from Genzyme, a Sanofi company, EMD Serono, Acorda Therapeutics, Arbella Insurance Foundation, Reliant Medical Group, Abbvie, Bernie & Phyls Furniture, Omnova, and WCVB-TV5.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. In 2014, the Society invested $50.6 million to advance more than 380 research projects around the world in order to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Through its comprehensive nation-wide network of programs and services, it also helped more than one million people affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts 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 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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