The National MS Society’s Walk MS: Central Arkansas 2015 is happening Saturday at the River Market in Little Rock. Individuals, families and teams from Central Arkansas are stepping up, raising awareness and funds to support programs and services for more than 6,800 Arkansans affected by multiple sclerosis. This number includes more than 3,000 diagnosed with the disease, served by the National MS Society. The Society strives to raise $120,000 this year from Central Arkansas partners, donors and fundraisers to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS.
Walk MS: Central Arkansas is among a series of 32 events taking place within the Society’s South Central five-state region. Walk MS connects and inspires those living with MS and their loved ones. The walking event began in 1988, and to date has raised more than $870 million to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. When you participate in Walk MS: Central Arkansas, the funds raised give hope to more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide.
“Walk MS: Central Arkansas is a crucial fundraising and awareness event that contributes to the Society’s overall mission,” says Ray Mack, vice president of development for Arkansas. “We are thankful for the continued support of our corporate partners, volunteers and participants who are committed to the Society’s vision of a world free of MS. Together we can achieve the Society’s mission to stop disease progression, restore function and end MS forever.”
Walk MS: Central Arkansas 2015 is a family-friendly event featuring fully accessible one mile and 5K route options. On-site registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. official start time. Participants can enjoy complimentary food and entertainment before and after the event. There is no cost to register; however, all participants are encouraged to actively raise funds. Fundraising efforts help support programs and services provided by the National MS Society as well as fund important research into the cause, treatment and cure for MS.
For more information, visit www.walkMS.org.