April 9, 2009
Someone is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, every hour of every day. Inflammation occurs around the central nervous system and disrupts the flow of information to the brain.
Although symptoms vary by individual, common afflictions include decreased vision, loss of balance and mobility, and difficulty with memory and cognitive functions. Because this disease affects those in the prime of their lives, ages 20 to 50, many are left with a lifetime of uncertainty and numerous challenges as there is currently no known cause or cure for MS.
Every spring, the Colorado chapter of the National MS Society hosts the Walk MS event to honor those living with MS and to raise money that helps fund education and research efforts.
This year, the CSU Rams have an opportunity to participate in the Fort Collins Walk MS to stamp out this elusive disease. With assistance from the SLiCE Offices, KISS FM will be on the Plaza on Monday, April 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to promote the Walk MS event.
During this time individuals can register to walk and raise money or to volunteer their time the day of the event. This year the Walk MS is on Saturday, May 2 from 9-11 a.m.
Hopefully, the CSU community can rally together to help Fort Collins and the MS Society create a world free of MS. No matter what your level of involvement, your participation will make a difference!
Any further information about MS or the Walk can be found online.
Individuals or their teams can also independently register to walk at the event by going to:
(Photo from National MS Society.)
Contact: Melissa Matonis
Phone: (970) 482-5016