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The Permian Basin Community Unites to Support Walk MS

Hundreds of Permian Basin-area residents will lace up their shoes for Walk MS: Permian Basin at Sherwood Park on March 29.
ODESSA -- Hundreds of Permian Basin-area residents will lace up their shoes for Walk MS: Permian Basin at Sherwood Park on March 29. The goal – to raise $65,000 to help the estimated 22,000 Texans living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families served by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Central Region.
Walk MS: El Paso features 1 mile or 3 mile options and participants will enjoy complimentary food and entertainment both before and after the event. For additional information, log on to www.walkmstexas.org.
National MS Society representatives, volunteers and participants will be available for interviews preceding, during and after the event.

WHEN & WHERE:

Sat., March 29, 2014
Sherwood Park
4819 N. Everglade, Odessa, Texas
Site opens at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 10 a.m.

WHY:

Events like this raise funds to support MS research and programs and services that directly impact individuals and families living with the disease. 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 2.3 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 education, 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 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support more than 350 new and ongoing research projects around the world while providing programs and services to more than one million individuals affected by multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society serves more than 68,000 Texans affected by multiple sclerosis, including more than 22,000 diagnosed with the disease. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.jointhemovment.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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