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Local Walkers “Join the Movement” to Create a World Free of Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyClarksville, TN – Have fun in the great outdoors and help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Participate in the 2012 Walk MS event in Clarksville on Saturday, April 28th, and help the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society raise funds for the nearly 9,000 residents living with MS throughout Tennessee.

The MS Walk will be held outside, rain or shine. Walkers will enjoy an event that features a walk at the Hilldale Church of Christ and a fun day with family and friends. Prior to May 31st, walkers will collect contributions from supportive local companies, family and friends.

Walk MS will feature a silent auction, food, music and fun, and is supported by sponsors such as Thomas Lumber Company, Pepsi, Wendy’s, Matthews Nissan Suzuki of Clarksville, Biogen Idec, Pure Protein and Kohl’s.

“I’m very excited and honored to be the Walk Marshall for this year’s event,” said Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. “As someone who lives with MS, I’m happy to take every opportunity to dispel the notion that an MS diagnosis means that you can’t live a complete, full and productive life. There are new discoveries being made every day in MS research, diagnosis and treatment and everyone who takes part in the walk is making a huge contribution to those discoveries here in Middle Tennessee. I encourage everyone who can to join us and make a difference.”

What Walk MS to benefit the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society featuring Walk Marshall Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan
When Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Where Hilldale Church of Christ
Time 9:00am Registration / 10:30am Walk Begins
Volunteer or Register Visit at www.msmidsouth.org , call 800/615.269.9055 or email
Why Proceeds will go toward funding for local client programs and national research focused on finding the cause and cure for MS.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, 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 to 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 more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The National MS Society has one clear vision: a world free of MS. You can Join the Movement at nationalMSsociety.org.  Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis.  Contact the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society at www.msmidsouth.org or 615.269.9055 for additional information.


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