Volunteers Needed For Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk

STATE – The newly formed New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for people to join this year’s Walk MS to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 13,000 people in New Jersey and more than 400,000 people nationwide.

The 21st annual Walk MS kicks off Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at a variety of walk sites throughout New Jersey and is one of New Jersey’s largest and most widespread organized walks. All funds raised from the event will support critical MS research programs and fund local programs and services for all those who are impacted by the disease.

People of all ages are now welcome to register online at http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org or at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Participants will register to begin their walk at one of the following 15 walk sites: Belmar, Cranford, Edison, Flemington, Freehold, Hamilton, Hewitt, Jersey City, Ridgewood, Roseland, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Seaside Park, North Brunswick and Somerville. Courses range from three to nine miles.

“The recent merging of the Mid-Jersey and Greater North Jersey Chapters has made the New Jersey Metro Chapter one of the largest organizations within the National MS Society,” said Gina Murdoch, vice president of special events for the National MS Society – New Jersey Metro Chapter. “We are thrilled to have such a large group working together this year to make a difference in the lives of so many who are affected by multiple sclerosis. We anticipate this year’s Walk MS to be a huge success in many ways!”

The success of Walk MS will directly impact the NJ Metro Chapter’s ability to meet its goals, which include providing additional program opportunities and increasing its research commitment. Events like Walk MS, through which individuals and groups work together to make a difference, are what make finding a cure a possibility.

Participants are welcome to register individually, join a team, or create a team. For more information about Walk MS contact: Patricia Tupycia, in central New Jersey, (732) 660-1005 or Jennifer Hivry, in northern New Jersey, (201) 967-5599 or visit http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org.

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