Walk MS: Columbia Set to Raise Awareness and Find a Cure More than 400 people expected to participate.

Columbia, Maryland — On April 30, more than 400 friends, families and co-workers will meet at Walk MS: Columbia to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Walk MS: Columbia creates the space where people living with MS and those who care about them can gather to shine a spotlight on a disease that affects nearly 1 million people in the U.S.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring everyone together this year to celebrate research breakthroughs that let us know a cure is near,” says Chartese Berry, President of the National MS Society's Greater DC-Maryland Market. “We know that together, we are stronger and together, we will drive progress to achieve our vision of a world free of MS."
To date, Walk MS participants, volunteers and donors across the country have helped to raise over $1 billion to stop MS in its tracks, restore what’s been lost and end MS forever.

WHEN: April 30th at 9am
WHERE:  Howard Community College 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044
WHY: Funds raised at Walk MS help provide life-changing programs and services for people affected by MS, ensure their voices are heard in public policy to help them live better with the challenges of MS, and support groundbreaking MS research. 
 REGISTER: Visit walkMS.org or call 855-372-1331
 FUNDRAISE: Email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org for resources
SPONSORS: National Sponsors include Sanofi, EMD Serono, Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Novartis.
  WALK MS PSAs: Available to download here.
   FOLLOW: @walkms on Facebook; @walk_ms on Instagram; use #walkMS
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. There is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to mobility challenges, blindness and paralysis. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 and it affects women three times more than men.  
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society, founded in 1946, funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Connect to learn more and get involved: nationalMSsociety.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

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