South Miami

Coral Gables MS Walk- One Step Closer to a World Free of MS

 

Miami Herald - Community Newspap

Community Newspapers

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. 

Read more South Miami stories from the Miami Herald

  • South Miami

    South Miami looking for budget cuts

    South Miami administrators are looking for hundreds of thousands of dollars in budget cuts after city commissioners rejected a proposal to save money by replacing city trash collectors with a private company.

  • Soapbox

    Letter: South Miami mayor is a mosquito-control novice

    It was reassuring to learn in Soapbox (Mosquito spraying can have negative consequences, Aug. 17) that South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, a professor of biology at Florida International University, has discovered what most residents of his city knew decades ago – that mosquitoes breed in standing water, including the contents of bromeliads. But it wasn’t reassuring to learn that Stoddard apparently now feels qualified to advise the rest of us about his belated discovery – and to impose on all his neighbors his own conclusions about the impact of mosquito spraying in this region. If Stoddard had lived here during the weeks after Hurricane Andrew, he might have acquired a greater understanding of how far the quality of human life can deteriorate in a former swamp when mosquito spraying is suspended even temporarily.

  • Soapbox

    South Miami mayor: Spraying for mosquitoes can have negative consequences

    This rainy summer, my family was so vexed by mosquitoes that we could use neither our front porch nor back porch without turning on a fan and applying insect repellant. We embarked on a program to reduce the mosquito breeding in our yard and immediate neighborhood. We eliminated standing water in our yard, added mosquitofish to an abandoned swimming pool nearby, and removed ornamental bromeliads that collect water. Ten days later, we could sit outside again without the company of tiny buzzing vampires. I would be happy to assist any South Miami resident in the same program. In fact I have begun working with city staff on a citywide initiative to address stagnant water in derelict swimming pools, which can be detected from aerial imagery.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK