Walk MS: Sugar Land
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“Making Strides for Multiple Sclerosis Sugar Land residents join National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter for Walk MS: Sugar Land, presented by KBR, on Nov. 14 WHO & WHAT Hundreds of Sugar Land residents are expected to take steps against multiple sclerosis (MS) by joining the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter for Walk MS: Sugar Land, presented by KBR, at Oyster Creek Park on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Lone Star Chapter aims to raise more than $30,000 to drive research and support vital programs and services that address the needs and challenges faced by an estimated 20,000 Texans with MS living in the Lone Star Chapter service area. A family-friendly event, Walk MS: Sugar Land, presented by KBR, includes one-half mile and 2.5 mile routes, and participants will enjoy breakfast from Panera Bread, lunch by Lupe Tortillas, a silent auction and entertainment for the whole family. Dogs are welcome. Visit www.walkmstexas.org to register to walk, volunteer or donate. Online registration is currently open. Day-of-event registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. start time. There is a no fee to register and no minimum pledge requirement; however, the average walker raises $225 to support Lone Star Chapter research initiatives, programs and services. WHEN & WHERE Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 Walk MS: Sugar Land, presented by KBR Oyster Creek Park (one-half mile and 2.5 mile routes) 4033 State Highway 6 South, Sugar Land, TX 77479 Registration begins at 8 a.m.; Walk begins at 9 a.m. WHY Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide. About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS NOW — to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t. The Lone Star Chapter serves an estimated 20,000 individuals and their families affected by multiple sclerosis in 174 Texas counties. The Lone Star Chapter has offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Join the movement at www.JointheMovementLoneStar.org. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org or 1-800-344-4867. ”
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