The school is partnering with Rock Springs United Methodist Church in support of their team of “walkers” called “Glenda’s Go Getters,” named after church member Glenda Henry.
Henry, a long time para-pro at the school, was diagnosed with the rarest form of multiple sclerosis (primary pro-gressive) nine years ago. She said there was no history of multiple sclerosis in her family, so it was a bit of a sur-prise and frustrating, but she stays busy and positive.
“All the money goes to MS research,” Henry said. “I’m very grateful for the support.”
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). New treatments and advances in research are increasing and ongoing in an effort to help people affected by the disease.
The 2012 Walk MS event will be held in Chattanooga at the Tennessee Riverpark on Saturday, April 28. Registra-tion will be at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
Coordinators say the walk will be held outdoors, rain or shine, and begins at the Hubert Fry Center. Walk MS will feature snacks, vendors and music and is supported by numerous sponsors such as EPB, Pepsi, Pure Protein, EMD Serono, Teva Neuroscience, Biogen Idec, Erlanger, Walgreens, and Great American Deli.
To donate, volunteer or register, go to msmidsouth.org, or call 615.690-5323, or email email@example.com. Proceeds will go towards funding for local client programs and national research focused on finding the cause and cure for MS.
Walk MS Chattanooga
Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.
Register at msmidsouth.org
More info: call 615.690-5323 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.