Another sunny walk around the park
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[May 10, 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
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."