CalendarOrganizationsMilestonesGood Neighbors,

DiasporaFamily and Friends in the Armed Forces,  


MS Walk through Kickapoo Creek Park set   Send a link to a friend

[FEB. 25, 2004]  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."

Multiple sclerosis 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.

[to top of second column in this article]

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,

For more information, contact Nancy Ireland at (217) 732-2339 or

[News release]

Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law & Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health & Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor