BOISE, Idaho--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--On Saturday, September 21, hundreds of Idahoans will unite at one of three Walk MS events taking place in southeast Idaho – Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Wood River. The annual event benefiting the National MS Society aims to raise funds to help find a cure and to support local programs and services for Idahoans impacted by multiple sclerosis.
“This will be a powerful day with so many taking steps together for a world free of MS”
“This will be a powerful day with so many taking steps together for a world free of MS,” said Becky Lyttle, local Society vice president of community development. “The funds raised and the awareness generated have the power to change the world for people impacted by multiple sclerosis.”
MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Every 50 minutes in the United States someone is newly diagnosed, with more than 400,000 Americans and 2.1 million people affected worldwide. It is believed one in 300 Idahoans is affected, one of the highest incidence rates in the country.
Walk MS is a fun, family friendly event with each location having its own local flair of festivities. The routes range from one to three miles and are accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
|WHAT:||Walk MS 2013 presented by CBH Homes|
Saturday, September 21, 2013
·8:30-9 a.m. check-in starts
·10 a.m. Walk MS begins
·11 a.m. finish line celebrations
·Snake River Landing (901 Pier View Dr., Idaho Falls)
·Twin Falls Visitor Center (Perrine Bridge Overlook, Twin Falls)
·Ketchum Forest Service Park (180 E. 1st St., Ketchum)
Sign up today at www.walkMSidaho.org or call 800-Fight-MS, option 2.
Registration is free; fundraising encouraged.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Last year alone, through our national office and 50-state network of chapters, we devoted $164 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. 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. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Learn more at MSidaho.org.