SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Thousands of people across Michigan will walk in 14 communities in support of 18,000 Michiganders living with multiple sclerosis
- 2011 is 23rd anniversary of chapter's largest fundraising event
- Walk MS events take place in April, May, June and September
- Goal is to raise more than $1.2 million
- Join the experience and register at www.walkMSmi.org
Fourteen sites across Michigan will host "Walk MS 2011" events beginning Saturday, April 30, with events in Midland, Lansing and Troy. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the walk hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Michigan Chapter.
Walk MS 2011 events take place throughout the state on various Saturdays in April, May, June and September. More than 7,000 participants and volunteers are expected as the chapter hopes to raise at least $1.2 million in support of the more than 18,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in Michigan.
Event days are filled with fun, festivities and local celebrities. Interested participants can register at www.walkMSmi.org. Additional information, including routes, is available at the site.
Locations and dates include:
- April 30: Midland, Lansing, Troy
- May 7: Ann Arbor, Detroit, Kalamazoo
- May 14: Wyandotte, Frankenmuth, St. Clair
- May 21: Grand Rapids
- June 25: Traverse City
- September 10: Grand Haven, Milford
- September 17: West Branch
"Walk MS is our chapter's largest fundraising event," said Elana Sullivan, president of the MS Society Michigan Chapter. "It is the rallying point of the MS movement, a time and place for the entire community to stand together and demonstrate a commitment to a world free of MS."
About Walk MS
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body, ultimately interfering with movement. The National MS Society is committed to helping each person address the challenges of living with MS through a 50 state network of chapters. It funds more MS research, provides more services to people with MS, offers more professional education and furthers more advocacy than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.walkMSmi.org.
SOURCE MS Society