Chattanooga’s Walk MS planned April 27
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The 2013 Chattanooga Walk Multiple Sclerosis is planned for Saturday, April 27, at the Tennessee Riverpark.

The walk will help the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society raise funds for the 9,000 local residents living with MS.

The MS Walk event will be held outdoors rain or shine. Participants will enjoy an event that features a walk at the beautiful Tennessee Riverpark where there will be snacks, music, and fun.

Prior to May 31, walkers collect contributions from supportive local companies, family and friends. The event is supported by patron, signature and in kind sponsors, such as Pepsi, Genzyme, Biogen, EMD Serono, Acorda & Walgreens.

"Walk MS is an easy way to give hope and make a difference in the lives of thousands of people with MS in our community,” said Stacy Mulder, Mid South chapter president.

Walk MS allows the chapter to provide programs and support for people living with MS right here in our backyard, in addition to funding vital research.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

To preregister visit WalkMS.org, call 615-690-5323 or email katie.turner@nmss.org

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.

Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.

MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.