Participants challenged to climb 33 flights of stairs to help create a world free of MS
JERSEY CITY, NJ – The New Jersey Metro Chapter, of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will host its first Climb to the Top race on November 15, 2014 at Mack-Cali’s Harborside Plaza 5 Building to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Climb to the Top challenges stair-climbers and exercise enthusiasts alike to climb 33 flights of stairs in a chip-timed event to help raise money for local programs and services for those affected the disease and to support cutting-edge research and treatments to stop progression, restore function, and end MS for future generations.
The Climb takes place at Mack-Cali’s Harborside Plaza 5, 185 Hudson Street in Jersey City. The site will open at 12PM and the first wave will go off at 1PM. Waives will be assigned approximately one week prior. Medals and prizes are awarded for top times and fundraisers. Each entrant pays a $35 registration fee, and is required to raise at least $250 in contributions. There are general, competitive, and firefighter divisions at scheduled, pre-assigned intervals. Following the climb, participants and their friends/families will celebrate their accomplishments at an after-party at Henry’s on the Hudson across the street to enjoy food, drinks, and a view of the NYC skyline. Individuals and teams can register to climb online, at eventnjm.nationalMSsociety.org, or by calling 1-800-344-4867. Volunteers are also needed.
Multiple Sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body and can stop people from moving forward in their lives. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, but teenagers and even children as young as 2 have developed the disease. More than twice as many women as men have MS, which affects 2.3 million people worldwide.
The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS. The New Jersey Metro Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS living in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties and raise funds for critical MS research.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/NJM<http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/NJM>, or 1-800-344-4867.