IC a Cure for MS – Walk Team


Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins

There’s still time to join the Ithaca College MS Walk team -- walk to cure multiple sclerosis (MS) on May 6, 2007

MS usually strikes adults in the prime of life -- between the ages of 20 and 50. It is a chronic disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord. One new case of MS is diagnosed every hour. It comes and goes unpredictably, leaving people to wonder, "Will I become paralyzed or blind, or will I have trouble walking? Will I be able to raise my family and continue my career?"

I have a special connection to MS -- my husband was diagnosed when he was 32 and has been living with the uncertainties of MS every since.

Please join the Ithaca College MS Walk team, "IC a Cure for MS", on May 6, 2007 at 9:00 am at Ithaca High School.

If you would like to walk or to donate funds to the team, please contact Doreen Hettich-Atkins at [mailto:dhettichatkins@ithaca.edu] or at 274-3374. All walkers are asked to raise a minimum of $125.00 (which will earn you your walk T-shirt). You can also go to http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=WLK_NYR_Register
to register or to make a donation.

Volunteers will also be needed to assist with tasks at the Walk. If you would like to volunteer contact Doreen.

For more information on MS, check out the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website at www.nmss.org.

We Walk Because We Can.