Walk for multiple sclerosis awareness
Saturday over 300 people participated in a walk to help raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis.
The one mile walk drew in 25 teams made up of patients and supporters in hopes of coming one step closer to finding a cure for MS. Participants started and ended the walk at Fort Maurepas Park in Ocean Springs.
One MS patient tells News 25 the support was overwhelming. MS patient Marlene Tompkins said, “It’s just good to know that people get up on their Saturday mornings and come and help and support and united together on it. It just makes you feel like you’re not out there alone.”
2017 MS Walk Chair Kathy Scarbrough said, “It is the most inspiring thing to see people whose brains are not always functioning in coordination with their bodies and yet they are still out here with spirit and spunk, fighting and showing us how you fight against this disease.”
Walk organizers are hoping to raise $30,000 to fund research for MS. So far they’ve collected more than $10,000. Donations will be accepted until April 25th. Visit walkms.org for more information.