It can take an extremely long time to figure out that you actually have it. My dad probably had MS for ten or twenty years before he was diagnosed. Another person I know almost completely lost their eyesight before they began receiving treatment.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) March 11, 2019
Annette, along with her husband Randy Virgil and son Blake Szentmartoni, are organizing a team for Walk MS, a community event that raises funds to help fight multiple sclerosis. This year’s event in Colorado Springs will take place on Saturday, May 18, in Acacia Park, located at 115 E. Platte Avenue.
The Virgil Team hopes to raise $4,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Anyone can participate in the event, and walkers can choose from two different routes that range from one to three miles.
Raising public awareness about multiple sclerosis is a personal mission for Annette. Over the years she has seen friends, family, and coworkers diagnosed with the disease, including her father. She hopes that events like Walk MS will encourage more people afflicted by the disease to seek diagnosis and treatment.
“Multiple sclerosis is one of those ‘sleeping diseases’ that people often do not know they have,” said Annette. “It can take an extremely long time to figure out that you actually have it. My dad probably had MS for ten or twenty years before he was diagnosed. Another person I know almost completely lost their eyesight before they began receiving treatment.”
Events like Walk MS are powerful, according to Annette, because of the large number of people who participate – many of whom have the disease. The Walk MS event in Colorado Springs is expected to draw hundreds of Coloradans from around the Front Range.
All money raised at Walk MS will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world free of multiple sclerosis. Each year the organization hosts over 100 walks across the country, which raise money to fund MS research and improve public awareness of the disease.
To sign up or donate to The Virgil Team’s Walk MS effort, please visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/AnnetteVirgil.
About Annette Virgil, RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
Annette Virgil is a residential and rural specialist. She works with both buyers and sellers in Colorado Springs, Black Forest, Castle Rock, Monument, Highlands Ranch, Peyton, Calhan and the surrounding areas of El Paso, Elbert and Douglas Counties, CO. Annette is also a 2005 recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, the Excellence Award, and is a RE/MAX International Platinum Club Member. She is also a Certified Residential Specialist and a RE/MAX Properties Agent Council Member. For more information, please call (719) 330-1307, or visit http://www.virgilteam.com. RE/MAX Properties, Inc. is located at 1740 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
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