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Walk MS: Grand Rapids – 2023

April 22, 2023 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Crowd of participants at a Walk MS event

Walk MS is an annual fundraising event organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research, education, and support services. MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that affects millions of people worldwide. The disease causes the immune system to attack the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers, leading to symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, and difficulty with coordination and balance.

The Michigan chapter of the National MS Society will host eight walks throughout the state in 2023. To support the National MS Society through a Walk MS event, locate the walk closest to you and start or join a team. You can then raise funds through their online platform. Walk events are family-friendly and will offer a 1-mile and 3-mile walk route.

Grand Rapids – Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center, Aquinas College
Saturday, April 22 | 9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk

Midland – Midland High School
Saturday, April 29 | 9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk

Lansing – Jackson Field
Saturday, May 6 | 9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk

Detroit – Milliken State Park
Sunday, May 7 | 8:30 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk

Frankenmuth – Harvey Kern Pavilion
Saturday, May 13 | 8:30 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk

Rochester – Rochester Municipal Park
Saturday, May 13 | 9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk

Milford – Kensington Metropark, Maple Beach
Sunday, May 21 | 9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk

Traverse City – Central High School
Saturday, June 17 | 9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk


About National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The mission of the NMSS is to provide education, advocacy, and support to individuals with MS and their families, as well as to fund research aimed at finding a cure for the disease.

The NMSS offers a variety of programs and services to support those living with MS, including information and referral services, educational programs, peer support groups, financial assistance, and advocacy efforts. They also fund research to better understand the disease and develop new treatments and therapies. Additionally, the NMSS advocates for policies that promote access to healthcare and disability rights for people with MS.

Details

Date:
April 22, 2023
Time:
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Website:
https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=5279&eventID=1504

Venue

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center, Aquinas College
1580 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Phone
616-632-8900

Organizer

National MS Society – Michigan Chapter
Phone
800-344-4867
View Organizer Website