Walk MS: Houston Series 2012

August 8, 2012 by  
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WHO & WHAT
Approximately 4,000 Houston-area residents will unite for the Walk MS: Houston Series 2012 to raise funds and bring awareness to multiple sclerosis. Participants will take part in four walks in the greater Houston area to generate an estimated $345,000 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Funds raised will support the Society’s research initiatives, programs and services for more than 56,000 Texans impacted by MS.

Visit walkMStexas.org to register to walk, volunteer or donate. There is no cost to register, and online registration is currently open. There is a no minimum pledge commitment; however, the average walker raises $225. Individuals interested in joining or creating a team can sign up online with co-workers, friends, family or neighbors.

WHEN & WHERE

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

  • Walk MS: The Woodlands, presented by KBR
  • Rob Fleming Park (One mile and 5K routes)
  • 6055 Creekside Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77389
  • Site Opens at 8 a.m.; Walk begins at 9 a.m.
  • Dogs welcome at walk.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

  • Walk MS: Sugar Land, presented by KBR
  • Sugar Land Memorial Park (One mile and 5K routes)
  • 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
  • Site Opens at 8 a.m.; Walk begins at 9 a.m.
  • Dogs welcome at walk.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

  • Walk MS: Houston, presented by KBR
  • University of Houston; Main Campus (One mile and 5K routes)
  • 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204
  • Site Opens at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

  • Walk MS: Kemah, presented by KBR
  • Kemah Boardwalk (One mile and 5K routes)
  • 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, TX 77565
  • Site Opens at 8 a.m.; Walk begins at 9 a.m.


WHY

About Multiple Sclerosis
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. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. 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 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn?t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional  ducation, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2011 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $164 million to programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $40 million to support more than 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The National MS Society serves more than 56,000 Texans affected by MS with offices in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Midland and San Antonio. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.jointhemovementLoneStar.org.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can
make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn
about your options by talking to your health care
professional and contacting the National MS Society at
nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800- 344-4867.

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