Walk MS Seattle and the Run MS Seattle 5K will bring people together on Sunday, April 10, to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. The Run MS Seattle 5K features a mostly flat, professionally-timed run along the Burke Gilman Trail and a technical t-shirt (included with registration). Walk MS takes place following the run, and both events provide an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, be inspired and raise critical funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter.
In 2015 alone, more than 315,000 people in nearly 550 locations across the country walked to create a world free of MS, raising nearly $50 million. Since 1988, Walk MS has raised more than $920 million to fund critical research and life-changing services to help people with MS live their best lives.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is the premier national sponsor of Walk MS.
WHEN: Sunday, April 10
WHERE: University of Washington E1 parking lot, north of the stadium on Montlake Boulevard
WHY: Proceeds raised will support cutting-edge MS research and life-changing services to help people living with MS live their best lives.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that 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 leading to better understanding and 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 worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.