Walk MS in Ocean City on Saturday, April 16

Posted on April 12, 2011


The Maryland Chapter of the National MS Society is expecting more than 300 walkers in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, for Walk MS, the annual 5K walk (3.2 miles) to raise funds in support of Multiple Sclerosis research and services.

The MS Society is hosting 10 walk sites throughout Maryland. In Ocean City, registration will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Grand Hotel, Baltimore Avenue at 21st Street. The walk begins at 10 a.m.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that affects 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.1 million worldwide. MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and two to three times more women than men are diagnosed with MS.

Free snacks and beverages will be available for walkers.

Ocean City has many charitable fundraisers, especially in the Spring. Last Saturday, a smaller annual walk raised more than $1,500 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Coming up, St. Paul’s by The Sea and eight other congregations in the  Ocean City area will be walking together to end hunger, one step at a time, on May 22, 2011. It’s the third annual CROP Hunger Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty). Registration will begin at 1 p.m. May 22 at St. Paul’s By The Sea, located at Baltimore Avenue and 3rd Street. Maryland On My Mind will publish a reminder about a week before the CROP Hunger Walk.

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