Tulalip Walk MS set for April 2
March 29, 2011 · 2:31 PM
TULALIP — The Tulalip Amphitheatre is expected to host more than 1,100 walkers for the Walk MS fundraiser on April 2.
The three-mile walk itself is set to kick off at 9:30 a.m., after an 8:30 a.m. registration followed by a short program at 9 a.m.
Walk MS is the largest annual fundraiser of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and MS Society supporters can participate as individuals, join a team or start a team. The public can also support walkers by making donations in their names at www.walkmsnorthwest.org.
The MS Society's Greater Northwest Chapter serves 12,000 people living with MS in western and central Washington, Montana and Alaska. Walk MS donations also fund research to find a cause and cure for the disease.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.
Walk MS Participants will enjoy breakfast and lunch, live music along the walk, face painting, entertainment for children, awards and much more.Contact Marysville Globe Staff at email@example.com.