More than 500 participants came together last Sunday, April 21, for Walk MS Aberdeen to raise funds and awareness for all those affected by multiple sclerosis.
The walk was held at the Ripken Stadium and is expected to raise $60,000, according to the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter.
"Walk MS is all about communities joining together to do something about multiple sclerosis NOW," said Mark Roeder, president of the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter. "MS is the number one disabling disease among young adults."
"The funds raised through Walk MS help us advance research worldwide and address the challenges of individuals living with MS right here in Maryland," he continued. "But more than the critical funds it raises, Walk MS rallies family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, businesses and government officials around a shared vision: a world free of MS. We are so grateful for the wonderful outpouring of support from the Aberdeen community."
Nearly 8,000 people across Maryland will participate in Walk MS this year. The Walk MS in Aberdeen is one of 11 held in communities across the state. At every location, participants enjoy a 5k (3.1 mile) route through the surrounding community.
All participants who raise more than $100 will receive a commemorative T-shirt at the event.
The annual 5k walk helps raise funds for research, programs and services provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To register or find out more visit http://www.walkMSmaryland.org or call 443-641-1200.
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