Walk MS: Long Island 2014
For the fifth year in a row, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology is the lead sponsor of Walk MS: Long Island, a two-day fundraiser to benefit members of the community suffering from multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis, known as MS, is an unpredictable, disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 2 million people worldwide. MS interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body, resulting in symptoms including numbness of limbs, tingling or pain, slurred speech, fatigue, double vision, and dizziness. Walk MS: Long Island is an opportunity to connect people living with MS and those who care about them.
The first Walk MS: Long Island fundraiser will take place on Sunday, May 4th, in Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon where the site will open at 8 a.m. The opening ceremony for the 1.5 mile walk begins at 9:45 a.m. (actual start time is 10 a.m.). Man’s best friend can get involved in the effort to stamp out MS too! There’s a Pooch Parade that starts at 10:30 a.m. The second walk takes place two weeks later on Saturday, May 17th, on Field 5 at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh at 10 a.m., with a new family friendly 5K Fun Run beginning at 8 a.m.
While there is no known cure for multiple sclerosis, there is promising research, and early and ongoing treatment with FDA-approved therapy can make a difference. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to more than 42,000 people affected by MS in our community. The dollars raised support critical MS research and programs, as well as services for people living with MS.
To register or volunteer for Walk MS, visit www.walkMSlongisland.org or call (631) 864-8337.
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