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Thousands Will Walk to Create a World Free of MS at Walk MS: Greater Los Angeles on April 17


Pasadena, CA, April 09, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Nearly 8,000 people are expected to raise more than $1,025,000 to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS at Walk MS: Greater Los Angeles taking place on Sunday, April 17 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect and join together to be inspired and raise critical funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Walk MS: Greater Los Angeles brings together the passion and determination of anyone who wants to raise funds and give hope to more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. Participants have the option of walking 1 or 3.2 mile fully accessible routes. Each year, nearly 333,000 people walk and fundraise around the country to drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most.

When: Sunday, April 17; Registration Opens at 7:45am, Walk Begins at 10:00am
Where: Pasadena Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103
Registration: Visit www.walkMS.org or call 800-344-4867
Why: Proceeds raised will support cutting-edge MS research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2014 alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals to the people, information and resources they needed. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $50.2 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Learn more at: www.nationalMSsociety.org.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, 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 at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
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National MS Society Southern California & Nevada Chapter
Emily Hazlett
310-481-1138
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www.nationalmssociety.org/cal

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