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Clarksville Walk MS event to be held Saturday, April 6th at Liberty Park

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian to Marshall the Event

Walk MSClarksville, TN – Have fun in the great outdoors and help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Participate in the 2013 Walk MS event in Clarksville on Saturday, April 6th, and help the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society raise funds for the 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 Liberty Park 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, Genzyme, Biogen Idec, and EMD Sereno.

“Walk MS is an easy way to give hope and make a difference in the lives of thousands of people with MS in our community,” said Stacy Mulder, Mid South Chapter President. Walk MS allows the Chapter to provide programs and support for people living with MS right here in our backyard, in addition to funding vital research.

Will you “Join the Movement?” To register or volunteer visit www.walkMS.org or call 615.690.5323.

Registration the day of the event, will start at 9:00am at Liberty Park, near the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. The walk begins at 10:00am.

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 www.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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