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Lake Country to Hold Walk MS Event

Registration is underway for Walk MS: Lake Country. Held on Saturday, April 28 at Greenland Elementary School, the event will bring together Lake Country residents committed to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis and to raising funds to support MS-related research and services.

“MS isn’t just an individual disease. It affects every family member, friend, neighbor and co-worker who loves and cares for the person who has MS,” said Walk MS: Lake Country committee member Kurt Rich. “With Wisconsin having one of the highest incidence rates in the nation, most Lake Country residents probably know someone whose life is touched by MS, so everyone who joins Walk MS is helping someone they know.”

Walk MS: Lake Country participants will walk a 3.1-mile route that starts and ends at
Greenland Elementary School, 440 Coolidge St. in Oconomowoc. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Registration is available online at www.walkMSwisconsin.org or by calling (262) 369-4400 (toll-free 800-242-3358).

There is no registration fee, but Walk MS participants are encouraged to make a donation or to fundraise; money raised helps support research for treatments and a cure, and helps fund programs and services for those in Wisconsin affected by the disease.

There are more than 1,000 people living with MS in the Lake Country area. This year’s Walk MS: Lake Country fundraising goal is $15,000.

Walk MS is a volunteer-driven event coordinated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, 18 Wisconsin communities are taking part, with each location featuring accessible routes, rest stops, first aid and more. Kurt Rich is joined by Haley Argeroudis on the Walk MS: Lake Country volunteer committee, and they are currently looking for more members to join. Anyone interested can call (262) 369-4400 for details or to volunteer.


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