Walk MS

May 2, 2008 11:50:50 AM PDT
Chaunda Roseborough-Smith, VP of Communications and Public Affairs, Local Chapter, Nat'l M.S. Society and Gale Loving, woman/volunteer living with MS.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

ABC 7 is a proud sponsor of Walk MS.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter encourages Illinoisans to join the movement to end MS, a complex disease of the central nervous system, by participating in the largest Walk MS in the nation. More than 16,000 walkers and volunteers will unite at 13 locations throughout Illinois for the 19th annual Walk MS. Together, they join the movement to support the more than 20,000 people living with MS in Illinois and to create a world free of MS. Proceeds from Walk MS will support important research, programs and services that provide hope for those living with MS.

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. The Greater Illinois Chapter is one of the Society's leading chapters in securing funds for MS clinical research and providing support and advocacy services to support people living with MS. The Greater Illinois Chapter aims to raise $3.2 million at this year's Walk MS.

9 a.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Grant Park at Hutchinson Field

S. Columbus and E. Balbo drives

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter exists to make sure it doesn't. The MS Society funds more MS research, provides more services to people with MS, offers more professional education and furthers 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 msillinois.org.

Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve the quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at msillinois.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS to learn more about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

www.msillinois.org.


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