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Three-day, 50-mile Challenge Walk MS this weekend to raise $600,000

Sept. 9, 2008

Contact: Emily Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS — The seventh annual Challenge Walk MS: Twin Cities 2008 — a three-day, 50-mile walk to help end multiple sclerosis — kicks off this Friday, Sept. 12, in Minneapolis and ends Sunday, Sept. 14, at the state Capitol in St. Paul.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter anticipates more than 200 people will participate in the 50-mile walk and raise nearly $600,000 to help support MS research and programs and services for the estimated 9,000 people living with MS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Challenge Walk MS features some of the best sites of the Twin Cities, including the Minneapolis chain of lakes and historic neighborhoods of St. Paul. Walkers take off Friday from the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis and finish Sunday with a victory march to the state Capitol in St. Paul.

A $60 registration fee and $1,500 minimum pledge are required to participate. To learn more, visit http://www.mschallengewalk.org/ or call 1-800-582-5296.

About Walk MS events
Each year the National MS Society organizes 600 Walk MS events nationwide and Challenge Walk MS: Twin Cities is one of two Minnesota Chapter Walk MS events. Walk MS: Christopher & Banks Walk 2009 presented by Anchor Bank — a one-day walk held in 17 communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin — will be held May 3, 2009.




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