Bettendorf, IA - The North Central States Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold its annual walk MS in the Quad Cities on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at Veterans Memorial Park.
More than 700 walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $57,500. Funds raised will support direct services for the more than 8,000 people with MS and their families in the North Central States Chapter area and national MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system.
We encourage families to come out to this event. Adults & children of all ages are welcome to participate, and enjoy some fun. Walk MS: Quad Cities Walk will be entering its 9th year. Walkers will participate in a 3 mile walk, and the festivities will take off and end at the Veteran Memorial Park in Bettendorf with lunch being served following the walk. Registration will open at 8:30 am and the walk will begin at 10:00 am. People can participate in walk MS individually, as a team, or as a virtual walker.
A special thanks to our 2010 walk MS sponsors: Wal-Mart, Mike & Monique Gorsline, WHBF, Golden Corral, & Starbucks.
- WHAT: walk MS: Quad Cities Walk to benefit the North Central States Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- WHEN: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 10:00 am
- WHERE: Veterans Memorial Park
- REGISTRATION: Visit www.myMSwalk.org, call 319-447-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WHY: Proceeds raised will benefit the North Central States Chapter of the National MS Society.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters.
- Through our home office and 50-state network of chapters, we fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world.
- The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.nationalmssociety.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
- Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
- Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, 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 more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
- MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.