Dozens Raise Money for Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS in Wheeling

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Dozens of people took part in a walk to raise money and awareness for a disease that affects more than most people think.

Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide and each person living with MS is effected a little differently which means treatment is not always easy or cheap.

That’s where Saturday’s Walk MS at Wheeling’s Heritage Port can help. The easy walking route allowed almost anyone to participate including several with Multiple Sclerosis, showing that while the disease may be difficult, it should never get you down.

“People are living with it everyday, they’re working with it, they’re playing with it, running with it,” said Amanda Pritt of the American Multiple Sclerosis Society. “I just talked with one of my volunteers who just ran her first half marathon. People are living with MS and we’re really having so many medical breakthroughs that are really improving the quality of life of people, being able to be mobile longer.”

Around 150 people took place in Saturday’s MS Walk and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was able to raise just under $3,000 dollars today for awareness and research.

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