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Walk MS in Central Kitsap

Walk MS in Kitsap County is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at Klahowya Secondary School. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the program at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m.

People are able to create a team of walkers, join an existing team or walk as an individual. Supporters are also able to pledge a walker.

The Greater Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society has set a total fundraising goal of $1.87 million for the state. The Central Kitsap event is one of 11 events in Washington state to promote working toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.

Walk MS takes place in 600 communities across the country to support services and programs for people living with MS as well as research into the causes, treatments and a cure.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. It usually affects people between the ages of 20 and 50 with varied unpredictable symptoms including fatigue, numbness, loss of balance, vision problems and paralysis. There is currently no cure for MS.

More information is available at www.walkMSnorthwest.org.

 

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