Another sunny walk around the park for MS
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[May 06, 2014]
LINCOLN - Every spring since
2000, the Logan County community has been gathering for a walk with
a purpose around Kickapoo Creek Park. This last Sunday was perfect
weather for the 13 teams and individuals who came out to support the
15th annual MS Walk.
Near 70 people were pre-signed to walk the approximately 3 mile
distance, twice around the park. They first got charged up with fun
music provided by Joe Hackett of Music 4 U, chocolate chip cookies
Even the dogs were brought into the act looking cool while sporting
specially designed bandanas.
Later, there were awards, recognitions and door prizes, and special
this year, a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Lincoln IGA.
Funds raised this day help to support research on multiple sclerosis
and to assist those struggling with the disabling disease of the
central nervous system.
MS is generally diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms
can range from numbness in the limbs to paralysis or loss of vision.
The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person
cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatments are
giving hope to those affected by the disease.
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides programs and
services that make life better for Americans with multiple
sclerosis, their families and friends. The programs are designed
to inform and empower people to maximize their health and
According to the Greater Illinois chapter, "Twenty thousand
families in Illinois live with the daily challenges of MS."