Friday, September 19 2014 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
CHALLENGE WALK MS WILL BE HELD IN DOOR COUNTY SEPT. 19-21
7th annual three-day walk to raise money for multiple sclerosis scheduled for six months from today
(EGG HARBOR, WISCONSIN) – The 7th annual, three-day, 50-mile Challenge Walk MS will be held in Door County September 19-21. Participants walk 20 miles on Friday and on Saturday with the final 10 miles on Sunday. (A two-day, 30-mile option is also available.) The event raises money for multiple sclerosis research, programs and services.
Challenge Walk MS will take place on:
Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21
It will be based out of Alpine Resort and Golf, 7715 Horseshoe Bay Road in Egg Harbor, where overnight accommodations, meals and evening programs will be provided.
The daily walking routes include some of the most scenic locations throughout Door County. Lunch and rest stops are provided along the route.
There is a registration fee and minimum $1,500 pledge requirement. Registration is open at challengewalkMSwi.org or by phone at 262-369-4400. Volunteers are also needed.
About Multiple Sclerosis
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 people worldwide. More than 11,000 children, women and men have been diagnosed in Wisconsin, believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation.