Pasadena, CA, April 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold its annual Walk MS event at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Walk MS is a rallying point of the MS movement, a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future.
More than 5,000 walkers are expected to come out to Pasadena and help raise the goal of $1 million. Money raised at Walk MS, presented by Wells Fargo, will support direct services for the nearly 11,000 people with MS and their families in Los Angeles County. Funds raised also support MS research worldwide to stop MS in its tracks, restore function that’s been lost and end MS forever. Together, we will find a cure for this chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
People can participate in Walk MS individually or as a team. Participants can choose a 1k or 5k walk, roll or stroll around the Rose Bowl. Volunteers are also needed! There is guaranteed fun for the whole family, with entertainment on the route and at the finish festival with food, music, jugglers, face painters, team booths and fun give-a-ways.
What: Walk MS to benefit the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society
When: Sunday, April 6
7:45 am Registration Opens
9:30 am Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am Official Start
Where: Pasadena Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103
Free parking is available in the surrounding lots.
Participation/ Volunteer Registration:
Visit www.WalkToEndMS.org or call 1.800.FIGHT.MS or 310.479.4456.
Why: Proceeds raised will benefit the nearly 11,000 people living with MS in Los Angeles County, and their families through direct services and cutting-edge research.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is 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 toward 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 2.3 million people worldwide.
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.