Clarksville, TN – “I am so excited to be leading this walk. The Mid-South Chapter of the National MS Society does a tremendous job of supporting people with MS and those who care about them. This is an important fundraising opportunity because the funds raised give hope to the people living with MS in our community,” said Clarksville Mayor McMillan. “And the walk is really a lot of fun.”Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.
There will be information and vendors, light snacks and an atmosphere of support and teamwork. Participants can choose to walk 1.1 or 3.1 miles around the park and dogs are welcome to participate.
“It’s very special to be a part of an event where people of all abilities come together to create hope for others. Whether you are supporting a loved one or just looking for a way to make a positive impact while getting some exercise and enjoying Liberty Park, your support is very much appreciated,” said Mayor McMillan. ”The walk will happen on Saturday regardless of the weather but it looks like it’s going to be a perfect day for a walk around the park.”
If you’d like to join Team McMillan, another team or to build your own team, or if you want to participate individually, please visit www.WalkMS.org and follow the links to the Walk MS Clarksville event. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
“The connections made and the funds raised during the annual walk are life-changing,” said Mayor McMillan. “I hope everyone will join us.”
What: Walk MS to benefit the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society
When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Where: Liberty Park and Marina (1188 Cumberland Drive, Clarksville, TN)
Time: 9:00am. Registration, 10:00am. Walk Begins
Volunteer or Register: For free registration, visit www.WalkMS.org or contact Rebecca Polk at 615.690.5349, Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why: Proceeds will go toward funding the local client programs and national research focused on finding the cause and cure of MS.
About the Mid-South Chapter
Headquartered in Nashville, the Mid-South Chapter of the MS Society supports more than 9,400 MS patients in the state of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia. It raises millions of dollars a year to fund research and provide services for local clients, in hopes to soon see a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Made up of a 50-state network, the National MS Society is a driving force of research and treatment to stop disease activity and progression, restore function lost to MS and end the devastating effects of MS for good.