Walk MS 2013 is scheduled to take place in 18 communities throughout Wisconsin during the months of April and May. They include the addition of a new walk in Rhinelander, with the entire Walk MS series again kicking off with the event in in Brown County.
Anyone registering by December 31 will receive the 2013 Walk MS Wisconsin commemorative bandana for free.
The dates and locations are as follows:
Sunday, April 21
Walk MS: Brown County – West De Pere High School, 665 Grant St., De Pere
Saturday, April 27
Walk MS: Eau Claire – UW-Eau Claire New Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire
Walk MS: Menomonee Falls – Menomonee Falls High School, W142 N8101 Merrimac Dr., Menomonee Falls
Walk MS: La Crosse – La Crosse Center, 300 Front St., La Crosse
Walk MS: Lake County – location TBD
Walk MS: Wausau – Holiday Inn Suites, Rothschild, 1000 Imperial Ave., Rothschild
Sunday, April 28
Walk MS: Fox Cities – Appleton North High School, 5000 N. Ballard Rd., Appleton
Walk MS: Kenosha-Racine – location TBD
Walk MS: Marshfield – Wildwood Park, 1800 South Roddis Ave., Marshfield
Walk MS: Platteville – UW-Platteville Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza, Platteville
Walk MS: Sheboygan – Blue Harbor Resort, 725 Blue Harbor Dr., Sheboygan
Walk MS: Waukesha – location TBD
Saturday, May 4
Walk MS: Grafton – location TBD
Walk MS: Fond du Lac – Marion University, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac
Sunday, May 5
Walk MS: Janesville – location TBD
Walk MS: Madison – Warner Park, 1625 Northport Dr., Madison
Walk MS: Milwaukee – Summerfest Grounds, 200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee
Saturday, May, 11
Walk MS: Rhinelander – Rhinelander High School Cafeteria, 605 Coolidge Ave., Rhinelander
Registration is available online at www.walkMSwisconsin.org or by calling (262) 369-4400 (toll-free 800-242-3358).
All of the Walk MS sites feature a three-mile route, although a few may offer shorter and longer options as well. Sign-in at all locations begins at 9 a.m. with the walks starting at 10 a.m.
There is no registration fee, but Walk MS participants are encouraged to make a donation or to fundraise in support of MS-related research, programs and services for the more than 10,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as well as those who love and care for them.
More About Walk MS
Walk MS is a volunteer-driven event coordinated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The events are held in Wisconsin each April and May. Each location features handicap accessible routes, rest stops, first aid and more. It is the largest annual fundraiser of the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter.
About Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the National MS Society
MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. It is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and approximately 80% of those who are diagnosed are women. While the progression, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.
MS stops people from moving. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to make sure it doesn’t.
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