On Sunday, May 2, 2010 the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the MS Walk at The Park at City Hall in Coral Gables. More than 500 walkers are expected to participate and help raise more than $1 million in support of direct services for people living with MS. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 6.2 mile walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
Through the MS Walk, the South Florida Chapter supports the funding of programs and services for the 6,000 people living with MS in South Florida, and national research programs aimed at finding a cure for the disease for the 400,000 Americans living with MS.
“We need to pull together as a community to serve the people living with MS in South Florida who greatly need our help,” said Karen Dresbach, President of National MS Society’s South Florida Chapter. “The MS Walk is the rallying point for the MS movement where we walk together to make a powerful statement.”
Participants are treated to The Original Pancake House breakfast, snack-filled rest stops, snow cones, popcorn and other treats at the finish line. There will be live entertainment and lots of fun for the entire family.
For more information or to register, call 1 800 FIGHT MS or visit www.msWALKsouthflorida.org .
Leading sponsors include: Acorda Therapeutics, Coral Gables Hospital, Florida Linen Services, La Carreta, Terra Group, Perry Ellis America, FMS Bonds, Inc., Baptist Health South Florida, Seaboard Marine, Gazit Group, International Consulting Group, Inc., Publix, Original House of Pancakes, Crystal Geyser, Del Monte, Publix, Comcast, Univision, CBS 4, NewsRadio 610, 97.3 The Coast and Telemundo.