MS Walk through Kickapoo Creek Park
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A walk through Kickapoo Creek Park in Lincoln can help
end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. On May 1 at 1:30
p.m., join the Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society for the annual MS Walk at the park.
"We are always
happy to see our walkers return year after year," said Nancy
Ireland, who is chairing the Lincoln event, "and we love to meet
first-time walkers who want to help make a difference in the lives
of those with MS and have a great time."
is a chronic, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system
affecting the brain and spinal cord. The symptoms of MS vary greatly
and may be mild or severe. Some symptoms are numbness in the limbs,
paralysis or loss of vision. Most people with MS are diagnosed
between the ages of 20 and 50, but the unpredictable physical and
emotional effects can be lifelong.
Dollars raised by
the MS Walk help to support research, along with local programs and
services that enhance the quality of life for people with MS. "We
were thrilled last year when nearly $17,000 was raised at the
Lincoln walk site," Ireland said.
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The event is held
rain or shine. Lace up your walking shoes, grab your contributions,
and join us! Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Register at the
website for the local walk,
information, contact Nancy Ireland at (217) 732-2339 or