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.
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).