Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in Walk MS events across the country raising critical funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, the cumulative fundraising since 1988 is expected to surpass $1 billion.
“Walk MS is a joyous gathering with a wonderful ‘we’re in this together’ feeling,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, President and CEO of the National MS Society. “Every participant, volunteer, donor, and sponsor is helping to drive us toward this exciting $1 billion milestone. Together, we are accelerating progress in making life-changing breakthroughs – so that each person with MS can live her or his best life.”
Nearly 700 people are expected to raise over $82,000 at Walk MS: Central Valley on Saturday, April 29. Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS, and those who care about them, to connect, join together, and be inspired. In 2016 alone, nearly 300,000 people at over 500 locations across the country walked to create a world free of MS; and together, raised more than $40 million.
Check in for the local walk will start at 8 a.m.; the walk begins at 9 a.m. and the event will be staged at Beyer Park, 1400 Beyer Park Court, Modesto. For participant registration, visit walkMS.org/can; call 415 230-6678, ext. 73011; or email email@example.com.
If you want to volunteer at the event, visit walkMS.org/can; call 415 230-6678; ext. 73018, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each walk is fully-accessible, includes multiple distance options, and outstanding volunteer support for participants throughout. Events include a photo booth, face painting, a prize lottery drawing and music from DJ James Scott.
Walk MS National sponsors are Genentech, Novartis, and Sanofi Genzyme. Walk MS Northern California Local Presenting sponsor is Biogen. Walk MS Central Valley community sponsors are iHeartMedia/The Big Dog 92.9, Dignity Health, Subway Sandwiches, uBiome, Crystal Geyser, Mitchell’s Modesto Harley-Davidson, Central Valley Automotive, Central Valley Chevrolet, Don Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and Golden Bear Physical Therapy.
On Saturday, April 29; Check-in opens at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m.
Walk MS unites teams of families, friends, neighbors and co-workers to raise funds that drive groundbreaking MS research, provide life-changing services, and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most.
For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org or call 800-344-4867.