Walk MS Unites Communities to Create A World Free of Multiple Sclerosis 250 Expected at Walk MS: Ocean Springs presented by Navigator Credit Union on March 16th, 2019 Benefiting National MS Society [Ocean Springs, MS] – An estimated 250 people are expecting to raise more than $30,000 at Walk MS: Ocean Springs presented by Navigator Credit Union on March 16, 2019 at Fort Maurepas. Walk MS is an opportunity for passionate people to come together with friends, loved ones and co-workers to fundraise, connect and advocate for people affected by MS. Each dollar raised is one step closer to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s goal – a world free of MS. With nearly 300,000 people fundraising and volunteering nationwide each year, Walk MS has generated more than $1 billion since its inception in 1988. “We believe in doing whatever it takes to accelerate breakthroughs in this disease,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, President and CEO of the National MS Society. “Nobody should face MS alone, which is why Walk MS is so powerful as the gathering place for the MS movement.
Funds raised at Walk MS support programs and services for people affected by MS, ensure legislative decision-makers understand the challenges of MS and public policy needed so that people can live their best lives, as well as fund global, cutting-edge research so we can get another step closer to finding a cure.” “Please come out a join us in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis on Saturday March 16th at 8:00 a.m. At Fort Maurepas in Ocean Springs. Help us bring awareness and raise money for this great cause,” said Capt. Doug Adams of the Pascagoula Police Department, Chairman of the local walk. “Thanks to all our sponsors and Navigator Credit Union for being our signature Sponsor.
A huge thanks to all the Teams and everyone to donates to Multiple Sclerosis.”
WHEN: March 16th, 2019 registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Fort Maurepas Park Ocean Springs, MS Why Walk MS? Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who fundraise and connect.
REGISTER: To find a walk near you, to participate or to volunteer, visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331 or email [email protected] Walk MS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNJubobKrtY
Multiple sclerosis attacks the brain and spinal cord, and it is the most common neurological disease leading to disability in young adults. The National MS Society is a gathering place for people with MS, their family and loved ones, healthcare providers, volunteers, donors, fundraisers, advocates, community leaders and all those who seek a world free of MS. Novartis and Sanofi Genzyme are the premier national sponsors of Walk MS. Biogen and Genentech are national sponsors. Navigator Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for this year’s local wal. Other local sponsors include Ingalls Shipbuilding, City of Pascagoula, Energy Beverage Management, Chevron and Harrahs. 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 worldwide.
For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org or call 800-344-4867.