The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter will hold Walk MS: Fargo Saturday, April 27. More than 400 walkers are expected to come out and help raise nearly $100,000. Walk MS: Fargo is one of 33 walk events throughout Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.
Dollars raised will support programs and services for more than 17,000 people with MS and their families in the Upper Midwest Chapter area and will fund cutting-edge research to stop the disease in its tracks, restore lost function and create a world free of MS.
Participants in Walk MS: Fargo— will start and end at the Scheels Arena (5225 31st Ave. S.) — can choose a 3- or 6-mile route. People can take part in the event individually or as a team.
Walk MS: Fargo
Saturday, April 27, check-in: 8:30 a.m. Walkers can begin walking at 10 a.m.
Scheels Arena (5225 31st Ave. S.) Fargo, ND
Visit myMSwalk.org or call 800-582-5296
Dollars raised benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter
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 diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by multiple sclerosis. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to