“The MS Walks brings the community together with passionate participants to raise awareness and funds for those living with MS,” said Karen Dresbach, President of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Florida Chapter. “Dollar by dollar, MS Walk is changing lives. Our goal is to raise more than $800,000 in hopes of finding a cure for this disease.”
MS Walk, an annual event, is an opportunity for the community to help raise awareness and vital funds to support research, programs and services for the 6,000 people living with MS in South Florida.
Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 AM and participants are invited to enjoy a light breakfast with coffee and juice sponsored by First Watch prior to the 9:00 AM start. A group warm-up will be held approximately 15 minutes before the UAIC MS Walk Presented by Pollo Campero kicks off.
With an accessible walk site and a family-friendly atmosphere, the UAIC MS Walk Presented by Pollo Campero draws people of all ages.
For those that are interested in participating, there’s still time to pre-register for the walk as an individual or team. There is a $50 fundraising goal for adults and $25 for students ages 13 – 17. MS Walk participants who raise $100 or more will receive a commemorative UAIC MS Walk Presented by Pollo Campero t-shirt plus additional prizes levels.
Participants are encouraged to recruit friends and family to walk or volunteer as a team. Special recognition will be given for the following categories: Best Corporate Team, Best Friends and Family Team, Best Rookie Team, Most Improved Team and Best School Team. The top three teams overall will be judged by total funds raised.
MS Walk is sponsored by UAIC, Pollo Campero, Florida Linen Services, Humana, FMS Bonds, ICG, Gazit Group, First Watch, Crystal Geyser, Publix and Naples Daily News.