24th Annual Walk MS A Success

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CLARK – Nearly 700 people came out for the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s 24th Annual Walk MS on Sunday, April 14, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. According to organizers, the Clark event is on target to raise $250,000.

“Walk MS is our rallying point, a time and a place for us to stand together and to be together — to help raise critical funds that support cutting edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs. This is an extraordinary event for a very important cause,” said New Jersey Metro Chapter President Jim Roberts. “For 24 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 1990 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 hosted about 12,000 walkers and volunteers at 12 different sites in New Jersey. 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.

Participants start their walk through Oak Ridge Park (Photo courtesy of New Jersey Metro Chapter)

Participants start their walk through Oak Ridge Park (Photo courtesy of New Jersey Metro Chapter)

Aaryn Wichelns of Cranford, the Walk MS Most Inspirational Walker at the Clark Walk MS site, cuts the ceremonial ribbon as members of her team, "We Support Aary," look on. (Photo courtesy of New Jersey Metro Chapter)

Aaryn Wichelns of Cranford, the Walk MS Most Inspirational Walker at the Clark Walk MS site, cuts the ceremonial ribbon as members of her team, “We Support Aary,” look on. (Photo courtesy of New Jersey Metro Chapter)


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