Na­tional Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis So­ci­ety hosts an­nual walk

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On March 23, the Na­tional Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis So­ci­ety will host the “UAIC Boca Ra­ton Walk MS” at Boca Cor­po­rate Cen­ter & Cam­pus in Boca Ra­ton. Last year, the event raised nearly $300,000. Check-in will be­gin at 7:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 9 a.m.

“’Walk MS’ con­nects people liv­ing with MS and brings to­gether the com­mu­nity to raise funds for a cure,” said Karen Dres­bach, pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis So­ci­ety, South Florida Chap­ter. “South Florida res­i­dents demon­strate sup­port for those liv­ing with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis by rais­ing more than $850,000 for re­search, pro­grams and ser­vices of­fered by the chap­ter.”

The walk will fea­ture a light break­fast with cof­fee and juice, spon­sored by The Orig­i­nal Pancake House. A group warm-up will be held 15 min­utes be­fore the start of the walk. The day will also in­clude team pho­tos, mu­sic, a “Cham­pi­ons Against MS” tent, ven­dors and other ac­tiv­i­ties for all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

“Walk MS,” an an­nual event, is an op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to help raise aware­ness and funds. The amount raised will sup­port pro­grams and re­search for the dis­ease.

There is a $50 fundrais­ing goal for adults and $25 for stu­dents, ages 13 to 17. Par­tic­i­pants who raise $100 or more will re­ceive com­mem­o­ra­tive “UAICWalk MS” T-shirts and additional prizes.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 800-344-4867 or visit www.mswalk­south­

Pho­tos by Gina Fon­tana

Christina Stiens

Zach Gold­stein, 13, left, and Erin Black­stein, 18

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