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.

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