Three-day, 50-mile Challenge Walk MS: Twin Cities to be held Sept. 12 to 14
Feb. 18, 2008
Contact: Emily Wilson
MINNEAPOLIS — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter’s Challenge Walk MS: Twin Cities 2008 — a three-day, 50-mile walk to help end MS — takes place Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Twin Cities.
Last year nearly 300 people participated in the event, raising $700,000 to help support programs and services for the estimated 9,000 people living with MS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin and fund research to find a cure.
Participants in the seventh annual event take off Friday, Sept. 12, from the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis and finish Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Capitol in St. Paul. Rest stops with snacks, beverages and first aid are located every three miles. Walkers are provided with meals, evening entertainment, support vans, intersection safety and event T-shirts. At the overnight sites, walkers enjoy indoor or outdoor camping.
A $60 registration fee and $1,500 minimum pledge are required to participate. To register or learn more, visit www.MSsociety.org/ChallengeWalkMS or call 1-800-582-5296.
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