Walk MS: Anchorage walks for a cure to multiple sclerosis
Walk MS: Anchorage raises money to help people struggling with multiple sclerosis, from research and advocacy, to providing programs and service.
Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is a disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord. Some people experience visual problems and others have problems with coordination, but its overall effects are very unpredictable.
Holly Lee, seasonal coordinator for Walk MS, and Alaska Neurology Center team captain Steven Nicol joined KTVA's Daybreak to discuss MS and the walks that help fund their efforts.
"The money goes towards groundbreaking research, life-changing services for people living with MS, programs, all sorts of great things," Lee said.
The walks are important to the community of those struggling with MS.
"For me, just working in neurology and seeing these patients so often, some of them, they don't really have a voice or want to have a voice," Nicol said. "You can look at a patient and not see that they're suffering from MS, I think the walk is just such a great event for Alaskans and patients in general."
The next walk by Walk MS: Anchorage is happening May 12, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at The Lakefront Anchorage.
If you have Walk MS questions, call the Fundraising Support Center at 10855-372-1331
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