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Toledo Walk MS

Posted Mar 24th, 2015 by Guyla Wehman  Category: Events

 

Make a Difference by Registering for Walk MS in Toledo

Walk MS connects people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them. Make a difference by registering for the Toledo Walk MS on Sunday, April 19 at the University of Toledo’s Health Education Building located at 2801 Bancroft in Toledo. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. But the event is more than a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to inspire others to join the fight against multiple sclerosis and to show support to those living with the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.

More than 20,000 Ohioans are affected by multiple sclerosis. Symptoms range from fatigue, numbness and weakness to total paralysis. So this year, decide to make a difference and help improve the quality of life for people living with multiple sclerosis.

“We want to raise awareness and raise funds to help people with MS,” said Janet Kramer, president of the National MS Society’s Ohio Buckeye Chapter. “Our goal is to create a world free of MS.”

Working toward that goal are researchers from Athersys, Inc., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Kent State University and The Ohio State University. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has invested more than $8.5 million over a three-year period for local researchers to find better treatments for MS patients and a cure for the disease.

For more information about multiple sclerosis or the Walk MS presented by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, please call 1-800-344-4867 or visit www.MSohiowalk.org.

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 worldwide.

About the National MS Society
The National MS 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 nationwide 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.

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