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Hundreds Expected at Walk MS: Batavia on May 6 Benefiting National MS Society

EAST BETHANY, NY – Nearly 200 people are expected to raise $32,000 at Walk MS: Batavia on May 6, 2018, at Genesee County Park.

“Walk MS is all about community – people coming together to raise money and show support for loved ones, colleagues and friends,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, President and CEO of the National MS Society. “Funds raised have a direct impact in this community, for example – our MS Navigator program. MS Navigators are highly-skilled, compassionate professionals available to connect each person affected by MS to the resources and information they need to live their best lives.”

WHEN: May 6, 2018, 9 a.m. check-in; 10 a.m. start

WHERE:  Genesee County Park, 5433 Raymond Road, East Bethany, NY 14054

WHY WALK MS? Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who fundraise and connect.

REGISTER: On site

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Participants living with multiple sclerosis, as well as a Society spokesperson, will be available for interviews.

ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT:Christine Kiebzak, 716-359-3724

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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.

For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org or call 800-344-4867.

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