Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Walk MS: Birmingham

Walk MS: Birmingham; The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is preparing for Walk MS in Birmingham. The walk will go on rain or shine. The funds raised during the walk will help support services for the more than 4200 people living with MS in Alabama and fund research projects at UAB to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. Birmingham Walk MS will offer a 1, 2, or 3 mile route option for all participants. Walk MS is an event that gathers those in the community who care about MS, but it also supports research and helps people with MS move their lives forward. The walk will also feature refreshments, awards, announcements, and entertainment. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. 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. For additional information, visit www.walkMS.org or call the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 800-344-4867. April 13th Check-in opens at 7:30 am and the walk begins at 9:30 am. Homewood Central Park