NECMA Walks for MS
One of the goals for NECMA in 2017 is to become more philanthropic, and to give back to the community we benefit so greatly from.
Great news! NECMA has signed up a team for Walk MS – a charity walk to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the important work they are doing to create a world free of MS. You can learn more about the walk at www.walkMS.org.
Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often-disabling disease of the central nervous system, which disrupts 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.
The first Walk MS event was in 1988, and, since then, more than $970 million has been raised for research and programs to improve the lives of people living with MS. Today, there are treatments where there weren't any before, and the dream of ending MS is becoming a reality. But there is still so much to do.
NECMA, and the Board of Directors urge you to join us for this great cause, and will be making a donation as an association as well.
Date(s): Saturday - June 17, 2017
Start/Finish Location: Lynnfield High School
Time: 9:00am - check-in opens; 10:00am - walk begins, Families welcome!
To donate to this great cause, or join our team, or both, please follow the link below. It is as simple as that!
We’d love to have you. Come walk with us and share in an experience that will change lives—including your own.
Charlotte Hillery, CCM
NECMA Community Service Co-Chairs