Tag: multiple sclerosis

MS Walk Raises Funds and Keeps Hope Alive

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 2, 2014 – For nearly a decade, community organizations in Big Bear have been working together to create a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) via the annual Walk MS event. Past supporters will be gratified to know that local fundraising efforts are making a tangible impact by supporting direct programs and services for the approximately 4,200 people with MS and their families in the Inland Empire. Aside from meeting immediate needs, the funds also support global research to restore function of the central nervous system to those who have been afflicted by this chronic disease. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with the majority of them women. This year, Wells Fargo presents the MS Walk on Saturday, May 3 on the Alpine Pedal Path that winds along the lakeshore. Over 500 walkers and volunteers are expected to help raise at least $40,000. And they’ll have a good time doing it, with a finish festival featuring live music, face painters, team booths and sponsor giveaways. About Multiple Sclerosis • MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. • Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer...

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The Race is on to Raise Money for MS

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 3, 2014 – National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week starts today, and locals have already started collecting pledges for the annual Walk MS event along the Alpine Pedal Path. On May 3, the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society will kick off the festivities at North Shore Elementary School (765 North Stanfield Cutoff). Those wanting to get involved can sign up as a walker or volunteer online or by calling (909) 949-1363. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. Official Start. The 1k and 5k routes are 100% accessible and offer snacks and water at stationary rest stops. Individuals and teams can walk, roll or stroll along the shore of Big Bear Lake, then be rewarded at the finish festival with food, music, face painting, team booths, and sponsor giveaways. Advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of Multiple Sclerosis, partly thanks to fundraising events like these. More than 500 walkers and volunteers are expected to help raise the goal of $40,000, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the 4,200 people living with MS in the Inland Empire. Multiple Sclerosis is an often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness to paralysis, and are unpredictable from person to person. Most of the...

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Walk MS Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 4, 2012, 8:00am – This year the Walk MS in Big Bear Lake will take place tomorrow at the North Shore Elementary School. Join hundreds of mountain residents and visitors raise awareness and money to find the cause and cure to multiple sclerosis. Choose a 1mile or 5k walk/run option with rest stops along the way. Then you can enjoy lunch, music, a raffle and a fun kid zone. Prizes will be awarded to the “best dressed” and “most spirited” teams and the “most inspirational” walk participant. More than 550 walkers are expected to come out tomorrow and help meet the challenge to raise $54,000. Money raised will support direct services for the more than 21,000 people with MS and their families in Southern California and research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. This is the 7th annual Walk MS in Big Bear which has raised over $750,000 over the years. Sponsors, donations, volunteers and walkers are needed.  Join the movement tomorrow at Walk MS. Click on the link to register for the Walk MS in Big Bear. www.walktoendms.org  ...

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Walkers Join The Movement To Create A World Free Of MS

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 28, 2012, 8:00am – Once again this year the Walk MS in Big Bear Lake will take place at the North Shore Elementary School. Join hundreds of mountain residents and visitors raise awareness and money to find the cause and cure to multiple sclerosis. Choose a 1mile or 5k walk/run option with rest stops along the way. Then you can enjoy lunch, music, a raffle and a fun kid zone. Prizes will be awarded to the “best dressed” and “most spirited” teams and the “most inspirational” walk participant. More than 550 walkers are expected to come out and help meet the challenge to raise $54,000. Money raised will support direct services for the more than 21,000 people with MS and their families in Southern California and research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. This is the 7th annual Walk MS in Big Bear which has raised over $750,000 over the years. Sponsors, donations, volunteers and walkers are needed. Join the movement at Walk MS and help bring us one step closer to a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. To register for the Walk MS in Big Bear go to www.walktoendms.org [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31437.mp3|titles=Walk...

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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week In Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca March 14, 2011 8:00 am – Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and debilitating disease.  It affects the central nervous system, disrupting communication between the brain and the body.  This disease affects more than 400,000 people in the United States, 2 to 3 times more women than men.  In Big Bear this year, MS Awareness Week is March 14 – 20.  Volunteers from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be tying yellow ribbons throughout the Village to acknowledge the devastation the disease causes and to encourage everyone to join the Walk MS event on April 16.  To sign up a team or as an individual, go the the walkmssocal.org website.  Participants walk a 1 mile or a 5k course to raise money for research in the hopes of ending MS forever.  In 1993 MS was an untreatable disease.  Now there are exciting new therapies, thanks to the public’s support and participation in events like Big Bear’s MS Walk. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30521.mp3|titles=MS Awareness Week in Big...

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