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Thousands Will Walk to Create a World Free of MS This Spring at Walk MS at Locations All Over the Greater Delaware Valley


April 9, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

Over 12,000 people are expected to raise more than $2 million to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS at Walk MS 2015, hosted by the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each spring, the local MS community joins together at Walk MS to raise funds and awareness so we can move closer to a world free of MS.

The first Walk MS event of the season will be held on Saturday, April 11, and events will continue through Friday, May 29 at 20 different locations throughout our region. Sites vary in walk lengths and scenic routes, and all of our Walk MS routes are 100% handicap accessible so no matter your physical ability, you too can participate in the celebration of thousands joining together to fight MS. And, as a truly family friendly event, Walk MS 2015 has something for everyone.

"Walk MS is a time for the local MS community to come together, rally around the cause and raise funds for local people living with MS," said Tami Caesar, president of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. Walk MS participants are welcome to register as an individual walker or collectively as a team. There is no fee to participate in Walk MS; however, fundraising is essential for the event to be a success. The average Walk MS participant raises upwards of $250 but any donation makes a difference.

Join the movement, and register for Walk MS 2015. To register, please visit www.walkMS.org. A complete list of sites and dates can be found below.

Note: All walk dates are rain or shine

Saturday, April 11
Wilmington Riverfront, Wilmington, DE

Saturday, April 18
Tatnall Building, Dover, DE

Sunday, April 26
Cooper River Park, Cherry Hill, NJ
Devon Horse Show & Country Fair, Devon, PA
North Penn High School, Lansdale, PA
Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA
Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA
Lenape Park, Sellersville, PA

Saturday, May 2
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, May 3
Memorial Rose Garden, Allentown, PA
Smithville Park, Burlington County, NJ
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA
Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ
Washington Lake Park, Sewell, NJ
East Goshen Township Park, West Chester, PA
Gring's Mill Recreation Area, Wyomissing, PA
Buffalo Wild Wings, Newark, DE

Friday, May 29
Twilight at Heritage Shores, Bridgeville, DE
Twilight at Baywood Greens, Long Neck, DE

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. In 2014, the Society invested $50.6 million to advance more than 380 research projects around the world in order to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Through its comprehensive nation-wide network of programs and services, it also helped more than one million people affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.

About Multiple Sclerosis
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 than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

Contact:
Kerry McKenzie
National MS Society
215-271-1500 ext. 24110
kerry.mckenzie@nmss.org

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