Giving Back

Teams Large and Small Gather in Oak Ridge Park to Walk for MS

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Clark Softball participated in the 2015 MS Walk at Oak Ridge Park Credits: Susan Roselli Bonnell
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"Team Campiglia" walks in support of Anthony Campiglia who was diagnosed with the disease three years ago. Credits: Susan Roselli Bonnell
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600 people walked the 3-mile course in support of MS Awareness Credits: Susan Roselli Bonnell
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CLARK, NJ – Before a single ball was thrown, bat swung or base run on a sunny spring day, Clark Girls Softball took a walk to support a worthy cause.  A group of nearly 200 players donned their uniforms and joined hundreds of others gathered in Oak Ridge Park for the 2015 Walk MS.  The event is designed to raise awareness and funds to help in the fight against multiple sclerosis.

“We didn’t want to do just another can drive. This is a great opportunity for the girls to get something more out of generating funds, to do something different and reach out beyond the league. It’s a way of giving back to the community,” said John Passuth, a member of the league board of directors. 

This was the first time the league took part in the walk. The girls asked family and friends for financial support. Many of those supporters also took the 3-mile walk with them, as the girls were joined on the path by moms, dads, siblings and friends.

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Also walking on Saturday was “Team Campiglia” from Clark.  This was their third year walking and Kristin Campiglia calls herself a “huge activist.”  The reason, she said, is because her husband Anthony was diagnosed with MS three years ago. 

“I walk for my husband,” said Kristin Campiglia.  She set her team’s goal at $6,000 and at last count she was at just over $5,000.  Her nieces and nephews had made cookies to sell at their school to help raise their part of the donation.

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body.  Symptoms and severity vary greatly and range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.  The disease’s progression in any single patient is impossible to determine or predict.  There is no known cure although the National Multiple Sclerosis Society indicated that “advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.”

Event organizers anticipated the day’s walk would raise more than $180,000 for MS services, programs and research. Donations for the Clark walk are still being accepted. Visit the 2015 Walk MS–Clark website to make a donation.

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