RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - An estimated 1,100 people are expected to raise more than $98,000 at Walk MS: Reno April 28 at Reno's Wingfield Park.
Walk MS is an opportunity for 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. Since its inception in 1988, Walk MS has cumulatively raised more than $1 billion.
“Walk MS is all about community – people coming together to raise money and show support for loved ones, colleagues and friends,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, President and CEO of the National MS Society. “Funds raised have a direct impact in this community, for example – our MS Navigator program. MS Navigators are highly-skilled, compassionate professionals available to connect each person affected by MS to the resources and information they need to live their best lives.”
WHEN: April 28, 2018, Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Reno Wingfield Park Amphitheater - 300 W. 1st Street, Re
no, NV 89501
REGISTER: To find a walk near you, to participate or to volunteer, visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 that seek a world free of MS.
Sanofi Genzyme is the premier national sponsor of Walk MS. Biogen, Genentech and Novartis are national sponsors of Walk MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis
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.