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MS Walk set May 2 in Fergus Falls

Once again our local "Go Getters" are gearing up to help fight multiple sclerosis (MS) by participating in activities leading up to the annual MS Walk, set for May 2 at the Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Fergus Falls.

The "Go Getters" team members will be out speaking, educating people on MS, and asking them to help support those affected by the disease.

What exactly is Multiple Sclerosis? MS is a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system. It interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body, and stops people from moving.

Its symptoms are very individualized, from numbness or blurred vision to complete paralysis. It is not contagious, and it is rarely fatal. But it is unpredictable.

An estimated 400,000 Americans have MS. Most are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and about two thirds of those are women.

The cause of MS is unknown, and there is no cure.

The disease is more frequently found among people who grew up in colder climates, so chances are almost everyone knows someone affected by it.

The "Go Getters" are asking the public to "join the movement" on May 2 and help them make a powerful statement by donating or walking to help the people affected by MS. Each step taken helps bring everyone closer to a world free of MS.

If you would like to join a local team, or have any questions, contact team captain Dennis Guck at 346-5724, Mary Chase at 298-0561, or Colleen Sazama at 758-2502.