UNION COUNTY—The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold its 22nd Annual Walk MS Sunday, April 18 beginning at 9 a.m. The New Jersey Metro Chapter will run 14 walk sites throughout the state including one in Union County, with a goal of raising $2 million total.
The Union County site will take place in Nomahegan Park in Cranford.
Participants will stroll through the park and into the beautiful neighborhood and quaint downtown area of Cranford enjoying the picturesque scenery that the area has to offer. About 650 walkers are expected to come to Union County for this event aiming to raise funds and support their family and friends affected by the disease.
“This is an extraordinary event for a very important cause. Not only do we walk because of the fantastic route and the great exercise, but to support all those whose lives are touched by MS and to one day find a cure” says New Jersey Metro Chapter President Michael Elkow. “For 22 years Walk MS has been a crucial part of helping the 13,000 New Jersey residents and over 400,000 people nationwide move forward in their lives.”
The first Walk MS events in New Jersey were held in 1989 in only a few towns across the state. With only a few hundred participants the Chapter raised a couple thousand dollars. This year’s Walk MS will kick off at 10 a.m. at 14 different walk sites throughout New Jersey and will host about 10,000 walkers and volunteers. Walk MS is one of New Jersey’s largest and most widespread organized walks with all funds raised from the event going to support critical MS research programs and fund local programs and services for all those who are impacted by the disease. Each year we move one step closer to a cure.
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