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MS Walk Set For April 10



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MS Walk Set For April 10

DANBURY — The annual MS Walk will be held on Sunday, April 10. in Danbury, Fairfield, and Litchfield to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Western Connecticut Chapter. Walkers can choose a fully accessible two-mile route or a scenic five-mile route through any of the towns.

Participants also can help out by volunteering at the MS Walk. Organizers still need people to help with registration and handing out food and beverages on the day of the Walk.

Along with this year’s honorary chairman of the event, Ethan Carey of I95 Radio (WRKI Brookfield Danbury 95.1FM), more than 900 area residents have already registered to walk and raise funds in the fight against multiple sclerosis. This rain or shine event begins at 8:30 am on April 10.

Each spring nearly 200,000 people at over 600 sites participate in the MS Walk. Last year, chapters in each of the 50 states contributed to the $40 million raised to help the National MS Society continue its programs, research, and professional education.

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease that attacks the central nervous system and wears away control over the body. It usually strikes in the prime of life, with symptoms ranging from imbalance and numbness to paralysis and blindness.

 Based in Norwalk, the Western Connecticut Chapter provides funding to research a cure for MS and supports client service programs that enhance the quality of life for persons currently impacted by the disease. The Chapter serves families throughout Fairfield and Litchfield Counties.

For more information about MS, MS research, the MS Walk, or other programs of the Western Connecticut chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, call 203-838-1033 and select option 2 or call 800-FIGHT-MS (10 am to 7 pm) or visit the website at www.msswct.org.

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