Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is excited to announce more than 100 people came together at Edwards Park for this year’s Walk MS: Charleston on May 4. Walk MS, presented by Biogen Idec, is an opportunity for individuals to support the more than 14,400 individuals who are living with multiple sclerosis in the Greater Carolinas area.
Walk MS: Charleston has raised more than $16,500 so far, with an overall goal of $31,000. Including 12 other Walks in the Greater Carolinas area, the total goal is to raise $1.26 million by the fundraising deadline, June 21. These dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research for those living with multiple sclerosis.
“The turnout of supporters was great,” says Jeff Furst, president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter. “We appreciate the efforts of everyone who worked so hard to make this event a success, especially those who came out despite the weather, and we look forward to seeing continued fundraising efforts push us closer to our goal.”
Sixty percent of all the funds raised will go toward programs, services and advocacy for people living with MS in the Greater Carolinas, and 40 percent supports national research to find the cause and cure of MS.
“The society’s services are needed now more than ever, and it’s inspiring to see the community come together to bring help and hope to those living with MS,” says Furst. “However, the hard work is not over yet. We encourage everyone to make their donation by June 21.”
Walk MS: Charleston was one of four Walk MS events in South Carolina. Walk MS: Columbia was held April 13. Walk MS: Aiken was held April 20 and Walk MS: Greenville was held April 28. To make a donation, visit www.walkMScarolinas.org or call 1-800 FIGHT MS.