Louisville, Ky., – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter is hosting its annual Walk MS Louisville on Saturday May 30, 2015.
The event will kick at Waterfront Park – Festival Plaza at 8AM with 15 different vendors and 2000 participants in a festival like atmosphere. The Walk officially begins at 10AM. Krispy Kreme will dip donuts in fresh chocolate with sprinkles and Jason’s Deli will provide water and fruit. Bounce houses, face painting and games are also available free of charge to the public. Lunch will be served free to all participants immediately following the walk courtesy of Longhorn Steakhouse.
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. In 2014, the Society invested $50.2 million to advance more than 380 research projects around the world in order to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Through its nation-wide network of programs and services, it also helped more than one million people affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. 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, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.