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Frankenmuth one of 14 sites in the state to host a Walk MS event

  Fourteen sites across the state of Michigan, including Frankenmuth, will host “Walk MS 2015” events this year.

 The Frankenmuth walk will take place Saturday, May 9, beginning at 9am in Heritage Park and the Harvey Kern Community Pavilion.

  The walk will be throughout the community and many activities open to the public will take place inside the pavilion.

  𠇏rankenmuth is a great destination city that offers a number of activities for the entire family,” MS Society Michigan Chapter Elana Sullivan said. “In 2014, we had 1,132 participants and fundraising efforts totaling more than $135,000.”

  Other 2015 sites include Midland and Lansing on April 25, Kalamazoo on May 2, Detroit on May 3, St. Clair will join Frankenmuth on May 9, Grand Rapids and Wyandotte on May 16, Dexter, Traverse City and Rochester on June 20; Grand Haven on September 12 and Milford and Marquette on September 13.

  More than 10,000 participants and volunteers are expected to participate as the MS Society hopes to raise at least $1.3 million in support of the more than 18,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in Michigan.

  Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving closer to a world free of MS.

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