Walk MS: Long Beach to Raise Funds, Awareness for Those Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

Walk MS: Long Beach  is expected to draw an estimated 2,500 people to El Dorado Park North on Saturday, April 14 with the goal of raising funds to help those affected with MS, Walk MS announced.

More than $190,000 is expected to be raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, whose goal is a world free of MS. Since its inception in 1988, Walk MS has raised more than $1 billion, according to the release.

“Walk MS is all about community – people coming together to raise money and show support for loved ones, colleagues and friends,” Cyndi Zagieboylo, President and CEO of the National MS Society said in a statement. “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.”

The most common neurological disease leading to disability in young adults, multiple sclerosis attacks the brain and spinal cord, according to Walk MS. The National MS Society gives people with MS, their family and loved ones, healthcare providers, donors, fundraisers, advocates, community leaders and those who seek a world free of MS, a place to gather.

Sanofi Genzyme is the premier national sponsor of Walk MS. Biogen, Genentech and Novartis are national sponsors of Walk MS.

On Saturday, April 14 registration opens at 8:00AM, followed by opening ceremonies at 9:30AM and the walk at 10:00AM. To find a walk, participate or volunteer, visit the website walkMS.org, call (855) 372-1331 or email [email protected]

El Dorado Park North is located at 7550 East Spring Street.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.
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