Walk MS Texarkana Set For April 6 at Bobby Ferguson Park [VIDEO]
More than 200 walkers are expected to participate in the Walk MS: Texarkana at Bobby Ferguson Park (Fair Grounds Dr. & E. 50th Street) Saturday, April 6. So put on your walking shoes or running shoes and come join us. The goal is to raise $12,000 to help to create a world free of multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Funds raised will support direct services for people with MS and their families in Arkansas and MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system.
Day-of-event registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. start time. There is no registration fee and no minimum pledge commitment; however, the average walker raises $225 to support research initiatives, programs and services of the National MS Society: Arkansas. Individuals interested in joining or creating a team can sign up online with co-workers, friends, family or neighbors. Dogs are welcome.
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. 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 at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.