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Thank you all. MS Walk contributions still open

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After a couple of days of high wind and predicted rain, we had cool, sunny weather for the 11th annual MS Walk in Lincoln. Over 260 people gathered at Kickapoo Creek Park to support this cause. The Lincoln MS Walk held on May 2 brought in $28,000, with money still coming in. We will continue to accept donations until May 28. Checks, made payable to the National MS Society, can be sent to me at 23 Tulip Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656. Your support will be greatly appreciated and is vital to those living with MS.

Proceeds from the walk will be used to provide programs and services for Illinois families impacted by multiple sclerosis and funding for vital research into the cause and cure. Progress is being made in treatment but a cure has yet to be found.

I want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the walk in any way: the committee, the walkers, the team members, the donors, the businesses that sponsored the walk and provided items for prizes and the silent auction, and those who donated food items and drinks for the walkers at the event. Special thanks go to Greg and Joe Hackett (Music 4 U DJ Service), who provided music and announcements during the event, and Heather McAfee, who did face painting.

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People who have participated in the MS Walk since its inception 11 years ago were recognized for their long-standing support. Among them were committee members Gene and Toni McDonald and Jeanne Handlin, who led this year's walk. Team captains were also recognized for their efforts in organizing their respective teams.

The caring spirit is indeed evident as shown by the strong support here in Lincoln, Logan County and beyond. The success of this event happened because of you!

Thank you very much!

Nancy Ireland
Chairperson, Lincoln MS Walk

[Posted May 08, 2010]

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