Friday, February 7, 2014
Registration is still open for the upcoming Challenge Walk MS: Charleston Challenge 2014.
The three-day, 50-mile trek will take place the weekend of Feb. 28 - March 2. Participants will walk from historic Charleston to the Isle of Palms, passing notable destinations along the route such as the Battery, Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and the Citadel.
More than 300 individuals live with multiple sclerosis in the greater Charleston area, and there are over 17,000 people with MS in the Carolinas. Every mile walked will generate more funding for MS education, support, advocacy and research through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Last year's Charleston Challenge generated over $612,000. This year we hope to hit $700,000. Some of our top sponsors in the area include Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.
To register or to get more information, visit WalkMSCarolinas.org or call 1-800 FIGHT MS.
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 being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for many people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).