Walk MS Unites Communities to Create A World Free of Multiple Sclerosis
Hundreds Expected at Walk MS: Terre Haute on September 21 Benefiting National MS Society
TERRE HAUTE – An estimated 400 people are expected to raise more than $50,000 at Walk MS: Terre Haute on
Saturday, September 21 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Walk MS is an opportunity for passionate people to
come together with friends, loved ones and co-workers to fundraise, connect and advocate for people affected by
MS. Each dollar raised is one step closer to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s goal – a world free of MS. With
nearly 300,000 people fundraising and volunteering nationwide each year, Walk MS has generated more than $1
billion since its inception in 1988.
“We believe in doing whatever it takes to accelerate breakthroughs in this disease,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, President
and CEO of the National MS Society. “Nobody should face MS alone, which is why Walk MS is so powerful as the
gathering place for the MS movement. Funds raised at Walk MS support programs and services for people affected
by MS, ensure legislative decision-makers understand the challenges of MS and public policy needed so that people
can live their best lives, as well as fund global, cutting-edge research so we can get another step closer to finding a
WHEN: Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College: 3301 Saint Marys Road, West Terre Haute, IN 47876
Why Walk MS? Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected
by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who fundraise and connect.
REGISTER: To find a walk near you, to participate or to volunteer, visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331 or email
Walk MS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNJubobKrtY
Multiple sclerosis attacks the brain and spinal cord, and it is the most common neurological disease leading to
disability in young adults. The National MS Society is a gathering place for people with MS, their family and loved
ones, healthcare providers, volunteers, donors, fundraisers, advocates, community leaders and all those who seek a
world free of MS.
Novartis and Sanofi Genzyme are the premier national sponsors of Walk MS. Biogen and Genentech are national
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.
For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society go to nationalMSsociety.org or call