Raindrops don't dampen spirits at annual MS Walk

Monday, May 1, 2017
(Top) Those in attendance with multiple sclerosis kick off Marshall's annual MS Walk by cutting the ribbon at the starting line Saturday, April 29. (Bottom) Nearly 30 walkers endured a steady rainfall on the course.
Arron Hustead/Democrat-News)

A steady downpour throughout the weekend failed to stand in the way of Marshall's annual MS Walk Saturday morning, April 29.

The event, in association with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, seeks to end MS for good. MS is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body.

Adorned with cards honoring a friend or loved one for whom they were participating, nearly 30 walkers braved the elements Saturday on the estimated two-mile course from the North Point shelter in Indian Foothills Park to the Salt Fork YMCA and back. The course typically goes all the way to the Marshall square when weather permits.

Nationally, Walk MS is the seventh largest fundraising walk event in the United States, bringing in an estimated $50 million each year, an average of $250 per participant.

Contact Arron Hustead at ahustead@marshallnews.com

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