Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 -- More than 3,000 residents from San Antonio and its surrounding communities are expected to join together to participate in Walk MS: San Antonio.
Supporting the National MS Society, Walk MS: San Antonio takes place on Saturday, March 1 at the AT&T Center. The site opens at 8 a.m. with the walk scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. With one-mile and 5k routes available, Walk MS is a fully-accessible, family-friendly event. With a goal to raise $335,000, individuals and teams are encouraged to register early to begin their fundraising. Funds raised through Walk MS: San Antonio support cutting-edge MS research as well as programs and services that directly impact the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis.
Registration is free, however all participants are encouraged to actively fundraise. The dollars raised support promising research to stop disease progression, restore function that has been lost and to end MS forever. Dollars also help fund local programs for people living with MS in the community. The average participant raises $225 and fundraising prizes are awarded beginning at the $100 level. Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS Movement, a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future.
For more information, or to register or donate for Walk MS: San Antonio, visit their website, or call 210-694-3201.
About the Company:
MS stops people from moving; the National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.
In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support more than 350 new and ongoing research projects around the world, while providing programs and services to more than one million individuals affected by multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society serves more than 68,000 Texans affected by multiple sclerosis, including more than 22,000 diagnosed with the disease. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at MStexas.org.
Gena Hyde, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 713-394-2956, [email protected]
SOURCE National Multiple Sclerosis Society