MS event at Kickapoo Creek Park on May 5
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Plans are nearing
completion for the 14th annual Walk MS event at Kickapoo Creek Park in
Lincoln on Sunday, May 5. According to Nancy Ireland, coordinator for the
event, "all we need now is a beautiful day and lots of walkers."
Check-in begins at noon, team pictures
will be taken at 1 p.m., and the walk starts at 1:30. The walk route
is 100 percent accessible, and participants have the option of
walking 1.5 or three miles. There will be assistance for anyone who
is unable to complete the route.
All activities begin at the north
shelter in the park. The day's events include music provided by Greg
& Joe Hackett Music 4U DJ Service, as well as face painting and a
A "bags" tournament will take place
at 11:30 a.m. Team check-in is at 11. Cost is $10 per team, and
there's prize money for the top two teams. Bring boards and bags.
Participants must register by May 1 by calling 732-2339.
It's not easy to pinpoint the cause
of multiple sclerosis, and so far, the cure rests on continuing
research. Every hour, another person is diagnosed with MS. For
20,000 people in Illinois and some 400,000 nationwide, that hour has
already arrived. Money raised by Walk MS helps to support research
along with much-needed programs and services that enhance the
quality of life for people living with multiple sclerosis.
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People may register for the walk by calling
732-2339 or online
at www.lincolnms.com. Donations may be
sent to Lincoln MS Walk, 23 Tulip Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656.