Recently local walkers joined over 200,000 walkers at 600 sites across the country in Walk MS to raise money to find the cause and cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Participants walked either 5K or 10K to help raise money and awareness for MS. Walk MS was a fun and festive event for the whole family out to enjoy a great day in the sun. Each site had engaging programming, including: energetic fitness gurus warming up the crowds, live music, karate demonstrations, and more.
Shown are Chad Loventhal and Dillon Fabisch of Livingston who joined fellow students at Temple B'nai Abraham's Religious School in collecting funds for the Walk in which TBA Religious School's beloved Administrative Assistant Bonnie McCarthy participated with her team Bonnie's Buddies Walkathon team.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease. It is generally diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms can range from numbness in the extremities, loss of vision and, in severe cases, complete paralysis. The progression, severity and specific symptoms related to MS in any one person cannot be predicted, but advances in research and treatments are providing hope to those affected by the disease. Funds raised at chapter events ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the local chapters to residents affected by MS.