The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for all 2014 Walk MS events. Walk MS, an annual fundraiser for over twenty years, is an opportunity for the community to support the more than 14,400 individuals who are living with multiple sclerosis in our chapter area. Last year over eight-thousand participants from all areas of North Carolina took part in the event, which raised $1,067,223 in support of life-changing programs and cutting-edge research for those living with multiple sclerosis.
To register or for additional information, visit www.WalkMSCarolinas.org or call 1-800 FIGHT MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis:
Multiple sclerosis (MS), 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 progression, 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 twenty and fifty, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
MS makes every day activities, as simple as moving, difficult. The National MS Society exists to prevent such difficulties. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In2011 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $164 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for many people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).
2014 Walk MS will take place on the following dates: Aiken, S.C. on March 29, Western N.C. on March 30, Cabarrus, N.C., Shelby N.C., Columbia, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C. on April 5, Sandhills, N.C. on April 6, Wilmington, N.C. and Goldsboro, N.C. on April 12, Greenville, N.C. on April 26, Greenville, S.C. on May 3, Charlotte, N.C. on May 17 and the Charleston, S.C. date is currently TBD.
By Mary Rachel Current