Monmouth County Residents Lace Up and Walk Towards a World Free of MS NJ Metro Chapter Presents 24th Annual Walk Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

Monmouth County – Every hour someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS); a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure.  It is estimated that over 13,000 New Jersey residents and more than 400,000 people nationwide live with this disease.

MS interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and can stop people from moving.  For some, this means living with unpredictable symptoms that can come and go, like numbness and blurred vision. For others, there is more permanent damage, like paralysis. For everyone impacted by MS, it means not knowing what the day will bring and always being prepared for the unexpected, making it difficult to move forward in life. The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for people to join this year’s Walk MS to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis.

The 24th Annual Walk MS kicks off Sunday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at a variety of walk sites throughout New Jersey and is one of New Jersey’s largest and most widespread organized walks.  This year the New Jersey Metro Chapter anticipates over 10,000 participants and volunteers who are expected to raise over $2 million.

Monmouth County participants can stroll along the boardwalk overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean or walk the streets of a quaint town with beautiful scenery and shopping. All funds raised from the event will support critical MS research programs and fund local programs and services for all those who are impacted by the disease. Events like Walk MS, through which individuals and groups work together to make a difference, are what make finding a cure a possibility.

People of all ages are welcome to register online at http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org or at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Monmouth County participants can register to begin their walk at any one of the following Monmouth County walk sites:

Where:

Belmar/Lake Como
Bar Anticipation
703 16th Ave
Lake Como

Sandy Hook
Gateway National Park
Area E
Hartshorne Dr
Highlands

Freehold
CentraState Medical Center Wellness Center
901 W. Main St
Freehold

When:

April 15, 2012
Registration – 9:00 AM
Walk Begins – 10:00 AM

Participants are welcome to register individually, join a team, create a team or volunteer at one of these Monmouth County sites or any of the Chapter’s remaining sites including Cranford, Flemington, Hamilton, Jersey City, North Brunswick, Ridgefield Park, Roseland, Roxbury, and Seaside Park.

All routes are fully accessible and are 4.5 miles in length. For more information about Walk MS please contact: Patricia Tupycia at 1 800 344 4867 or visit http://walknjm.nationalmssociety.org.