Thursday, May 7, 2009

Walk MS Georgia 2009 May 16th Macon

WHO: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Georgia Chapter


WHERE: Macon, GEICO Corporate Campus

WHEN: Saturday, May 16. Registration opens at 9:00 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM


Walk MS brings together friends and families, individuals, and corporate teams who band together to raise funds towards the fight to end the devastating effects of MS. Last year, more than 4,000 walkers raised over $700,000. This year, Walk MS expects more than 4,500 walkers to raise $800,000.

Proceeds from the Walk MS series will help 8,500 Georgians living with MS. The Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides local educational and client programs and supports national research for a cure.

About The National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Georgia Chapter:
MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t. The Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society reaches out and responds to Georgians with MS and their families and friends in 159 counties in Georgia. All funds for this work are raised privately. Along with hundreds of volunteers, the Chapter raises more than $3 million annually from events such as the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride, the Bike MS: Georgia Power Savannah Ride, and Walk MS events throughout the state. Charity Navigator recently awarded the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with its highest rating for operational efficiency, with 85 cents of every dollar raised going directly to local programs and research to find a cure for MS. The Georgia Chapter assists clients by providing financial assistance, respite care, MS centers, self-help groups and peer counseling, community information and referrals, education, chapter publications, and recreational and social programs. On the healthcare front, the Georgia Chapter conducts in-service training for healthcare professionals to advance their knowledge of MS. Learn more by visiting or by calling 678-672-1000 or 1-800-FIGHTMS.
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