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1st Annual Race to Erase MS 5k Run/Walk

Come out and race for a great cause!
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, MARYLAND CHAPTER.

September 4, 2010

Start and finish will be at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, Maryland. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the race begins at 10:00 AM.

Awards will be presented to: Overall male and female, masters categories, top three winners in age categories 14 and under through 70 and under, top three male and female walkers, and first male and female with Multiple Sclerosis.

Amenities include: Free “Race to Erase MS” T-shirts to all pre-registered participants, water and volunteers on the course, police controlled roads, food and beverages after the race and Results/Photos will be posted at TriSportsEvents.com.

**Register online at: TriSportsEvents.com. It costs $18 to register until August 29th, and $20 after and on the day of event.**

For more information: Contact Steven Wheeler at accentswitches@hotmail.com or call 443-480-8374.

If you would like more information on Multiple Sclerosis visit: www.nationalmssociety.org/

There’s Still Time to Join the Movement for Walk MS

Hundreds expected to join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter in the fight against MS by participating in the annual Walk MS to keep us moving closer toward a cure.

This April 24th, over 300 people are expected to come together to walk at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, MD which will host Walk MS. Participants in the annual 5k walk will raise funds for research as well as programs and services provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To register or find out more, visit www.walkmsmaryland.org or call (800) FIGHT MS

“Walk MS is one of the largest fund raising events in Maryland each year, and we are optimistic that this year will be our best year yet,” said Mark Roeder, Chapter President.  “More than 5,000 people have already registered to participate at one of our 9 Walk sites across the state, but there is still time for many more to join the movement.  We ask everyone who has a loved one, friend or co-worker with multiple sclerosis to sign up today at www.walkmsmaryland.org and bring your donations to Sailwinds Park in Cambridge this weekend.  Your efforts will be greatly appreciated and will move us closer to our goal of raising $1.2 million for MS research and local services.”

More than 8,000 walkers are expected to participate in 9 communities statewide this April to help raise money and keep us moving toward a cure.  Join a team, raise funds and walk to help people affected by MS. Each step you take brings us closer to a world free of MS.

Statewide sponsors include Acorda Therapeutics, Penske, Pfizer, Teva Neuroscience, SAIC, EMD Serono and the Foresters.  Locally, the event is supported by 106.3 the Heat, Shore Health Systems, TTI Mobility, Bank of the Eastern Shore, Clear Channel, Food Lion, Jimmie and Sooks, Bay Country Bakery, Pepsi, Coke, Center Market and Walmart .
Along with hundreds of area residents, special guests at Walk MS include Delegate Addie C. Eckardt Maryland House of Delegates Legislative District 37B representing Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot and Wicomico counties,  106.3 the Heat Shane Walker, Mrs. Delmarva 2010 Enid Kelley and Walk MS Ambassador Susan Durner.

Walkers will enjoy a family-friendly, accessible 5K (3 mile) route.  Registration for the event opens at 9 am and the walk starts at 10 am.  Prior to Walk MS, participants are asked to collect donations from family and friends who support their efforts to fight MS. Anyone who raises $125 or more will receive a Walk MS t-shirt the day of the event.

It’s not too late for community members to register to participate by visiting www.marylandmswalk.org or calling (800) FIGHT MS.

There’s Still Time to Join the Movement for Walk MS

Hundreds expected to join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter in the fight against MS by participating in the annual Walk MS to keep us moving closer toward a cure.

This April 17th, over 350 people are expected to come together to walk at Grand Hotel in Ocean City, MD which will host Walk MS. Participants in the annual 5k walk will raise funds for research as well as programs and services provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To register or find out more, visit www.walkmsmaryland.org or call (800) FIGHT MS

“Walk MS is one of the largest fund raising events in Maryland each year, and we are optimistic that this year will be our best year yet,” said Mark Roeder, Chapter President.  “More than 5,000 people have already registered to participate at one of our 9 Walk sites across the state, but there is still time for many more to join the movement.  We ask everyone who has a loved one, friend or co-worker with multiple sclerosis to sign up today at www.walkmsmaryland.org and bring your donations to the Grand Hotel 21street this weekend.  Your efforts will be greatly appreciated and will move us closer to our goal of raising $1.2 million for MS research and local services.”

More than 8,000 walkers are expected to participate in 9 communities statewide this April to help raise money and keep us moving toward a cure.  Join a team, raise funds and walk to help people affected by MS. Each step you take brings us closer to a world free of MS.

Statewide sponsors include Acorda Therapeutics, Penske, Pfizer, Teva Neuroscience, SAIC, EMD Serono and the Foresters.  Locally, the event is supported by B 101.7, Centerplate at Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Hilton Suites, D A Kozma Jewelers, Miller’s Land Service, Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand , P.A., Shamuel Leishear DMD, and Food Lion.
Along with hundreds of area residents, special guests at Walk MS include Louise Gulyas member of Worcester County Commissioners, B 101.7 Mike Bradley, Mrs. Delmarva 2010 Enid Kelley and Walk MS Ambassador Cindi Pietroski.

Walkers will enjoy a family-friendly, accessible 5K (3 mile) route.  Registration for the event opens at 9 am and the walk starts at 10 am.  Prior  to Walk MS, participants are asked to collect donations from family and friends who support their efforts to fight MS. Anyone who raises $125 or more will receive a Walk MS t-shirt the day of the event.
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It’s not too late for community members to register to participate by visiting www.marylandmswalk.org or calling (800) FIGHT MS.
The National MS Society, Maryland Chapter raises funds to support vital MS research that will further treatment and move us closer to a cure.  In addition, the Chapter provides programs and services to more than 6,700 people living with MS throughout the State, and advocates on priority issues on behalf of the MS community.  The Maryland Chapter also provides funding in support of clinical services to the John Hopkins MS Center and to the University of Maryland Center for MS.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving.  Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.  MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving.  The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.  We help each person address the challenges of living with MS.  Each year, through our home office and 50 state network of chapters, we devote nearly $130 million to programs that enhance more than one million lives to move us closer to a world free of MS.  In 2009 alone, the Society also invested more than $33.5 million to support 340 research projects around the world.  We are people who want to do something about MS NOW.  Join the movement at nationalmssociety.org.

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 contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

Walk MS Ambassador Calls All to Join Her

When Susan Durner was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1988 she decided to “focus on the positive rather than let the disease get the best of me,” she says.  Her daughter describes her as a strong-willed personality who tries to focus on the positive.  Because of this, the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter has appointed Durner as the Walk MS Ambassador in Cambridge to give a voice and a face to all those affected by MS.  Durner will address attendees and thank them for their hard work and crucial fundraising.

“I have been blessed with a very supportive friends and family,” Durner is quick to say.  “Each day I tell myself to take every day, every symptom as they come. Some days will be more challenging than others” she continues, “but who truly doesn’t enjoy a challenge? Laughter, keeping a positive outlook and having a support network, whether it’s family, friends, church groups, any associates are important in the fight against MS.”

Durner has lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for more than 30 years.  She is the proud parent of two adult children and six grandchildren.  When asked what motivates her to participate in Walk MS she says, “Keep a positive and strong core. We will one day find a cure.”

The National MS Society, Maryland Chapter will host Walk MS in Cambridge on Saturday, April 24th.  Sailwinds Park will be the start and finish point for the 5k (3.1 mile) walk along the neighboring community.  Registration opens at 9:00AM and the walk starts promptly at 10:00AM.  All participants who raise more than $125 will receive a commemorative T-shirt at the event.  The annual 5k walk helps raise funds for research, programs and services provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To register or find out more visit www.walkMSmaryland.org or call (800) 344-4867.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving.  Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.  MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving.  The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.  We help each person address the challenges of living with MS.  Each year, through our home office and 50 state network of chapters, we devote nearly $130 million to programs that enhance more than one million lives to move us closer to a world free of MS.  In 2009 alone, the Society also invested more than $33.5 million to support 340 research projects around the world.  We are people who want to do something about MS NOW.  Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.

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 contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.

Dine out for MS & Walk MS Team Rally

Join the movement of the National MS Society Maryland Chapter by dining out and spreading the word about Walk MS.
Dine out Tuesday, February 23 for lunch, happy hour or dinner!  The Salisbury Greene Turtle will contribute 10% of their entire day’s sales to the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter.

Join us from 5 to 9 pm Tuesday evening for the Walk MS Team Rally.  WGBG (Big Classic Rock and the B will be broadcasting live from 5-7 pm.
The rally will offer you the perfect opportunity to socialize and network with your fellow Walk team captains, members and participants.  Team Captains and team members will be able to pick up information with tips on fundraising and recruiting team members. Interested in forming a team? Stop by to learn more about how to start your own team.

Fantastic door prizes to be given throughout the evening including:

*  Two reserved box seats for any game Shorebirds game this season
*  $20 gift certificate to Famous Dave’s including a sauce

* 90 minute photo shoot $150 value with a free 8 X 10 compliments Cowger Photography
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*  $50 gift certificate to Mio-Fratello Italian Steak House Fenwick
*  $20 gift certificate to Subway
*  $20 gift certificate to Pottery Place Fenwick
*  $50 gift certificate to Coconut Kids
*  Two $5 gift certificates to Olive Garden
*  $50 gift certificate to Galaxy Restaurant in Ocean City, MD
*  $20 gift certificate to Adam’s Ribs
*  Orioles Ceramic Bank from Clay Bakers & free appetizer from
Applebee’s
*  Candle with ceramic pottery shade from Clay Bakers
*  $10 gift certificate to Clay Bakers
*  $20 gift certificate to Buddy’s Electronics & free dessert
from Applebee’s
*  Four $6.50 gift certificates to Applebee’s
*  Four free appetizers from Applebee’s
*  Four free desserts from Applebee’s

Help support MS research and dine out February 23.  Enjoy the fun at the Walk MS Kick Off Rally– Sherman the Shorebird will be signing autographs from 5 – 5:30pm and the team with the most members at the Rally will receive t-shirts.

If you have questions or you would like more information, please contact Whitney Pogwist at 443-641-1213 orwhitney.pogwist@nmss.org.

We hope to see you there!

Help support MS research and join us at the Salisbury Greene Turtle on February 23rd! Enjoy the fun at the Walk MS Kick Off Rally. Sherman the Shorebird will be signing autographs from 5-5:30 p.m. and the team with the most members at the Rally will receive t-shirts!

Walkers “Join the Movement” on the Eastern Shore

It’s time to “think spring” by registering for Walk MS 2010.  Each year the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter raises critical funds to help support national research and local programs for people living with MS.  Your participation is needed now more than ever.  Join the movement and help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  Put your passion into action, register to walk or volunteer and help the Maryland Chapter reach its goal of $1.3 million for 2010.

There will be two sites this year to choose from on the Eastern Shore.  Walk MS at Ocean City will take place at the Grand Hotel, Saturday, April 17, 2010.  Walk MS Cambridge will take place at Sailwinds Park, Saturday, April 24, 2009.  Both events are family friendly 5K (3.1 miles) walks with registration opening at 9:00am and the Walk starting at 10:00am.  Enjoy fellowship, food, fun and entertainment as you help to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.  To register call 443-641-1200 or log onto www.walkMSmaryland.org.   Register today, each step you take brings us closer to a world free of MS.
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The National MS Society, Maryland Chapter raises funds to support vital MS research that will further treatment and move us closer to a cure.  In addition, the Chapter provides programs and services to more than 6,500 people living with MS throughout the State, and advocates on priority issues on behalf of the MS community.  The Maryland Chapter also provides funding in support of clinical services to the John Hopkins MS Center and to the University of Maryland Center for MS.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving.  Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.  MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving.  The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.  We help each person address the challenges of living with MS.  Each year, through our home office and 50 state network of chapters, we devote nearly $130 million to programs that enhance more than one million lives to move us closer to a world free of MS.  In 2009 alone, the Society also invested more than $33.5 million to support 340 research projects around the world.  We are people who want to do something about MS NOW.  Join the movement at nationalmssociety.org.

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 contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).