Louisiana residents will join together for Walk MS: Shreveport 2014 on Saturday, April 12 at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City to make a powerful statement and keep moving toward a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Walk MS: Shreveport is a signature fundraising event for the National MS Society that raises funds to support MS research and provide services to individuals impacted by multiple sclerosis.
The Society strives to raise $51,000 this year from Shreveport-area partners and participants to drive research for a cure and support vital programs and services that address the challenges of nearly 3,700 individuals diagnosed with MS in Louisiana.
“This year we anticipate increased participation and funds as individuals and community members gather together to raise awareness for the MS movement,” said Becky Pennington, Vice President of Development for Louisiana. “We could not accomplish our goals without the continued support of our volunteers and participants who are dedicated to moving forward for a world free of MS.”
Walk MS: Shreveport 2014 offers family, friends, neighbors and co-workers the opportunity to mobilize in support of Louisiana families impacted by MS. Participants can walk or run a scenic one mile route along the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City. Participants can enjoy complimentary food and entertainment before and after the event.
Visit walkMSlouisiana.org to register to walk, volunteer or make a donation. Online registration is currently open. There is no cost to register and no minimum pledge required. However, the average participant raises $225 and fundraising prizes are awarded beginning at the $100 level. Participants may also register on-site at the Louisiana Boardwalk (540 Boardwalk Blvd.) in Bossier City on event day. On-site registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m., followed by an 8 a.m. official start time.
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. 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 that assisted more than one million people. The National MS Society serves more than 8,800 Louisianans affected by multiple sclerosis, including more than 3,700 diagnosed with the disease.