Central Arkansas Steps Up For a World Free of Multiple Sclerosis at Little Rock River Market, April 11

The National MS Society will host Walk MS: Central Arkansas 2015 on Saturday, April 11 at the Little Rock River Market. Individuals, families and teams from Central Arkansas will step up to raise awareness and funds to support programs and services for over 11,200 Arkansas affected by multiple sclerosis, including more than 3,700 diagnosed with the disease, served by the National MS Society.

The Society strives to raise $120,000 this year from Central Arkansas partners, donors and fundraisers to support cutting-edge research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS. Walk MS: Central Arkansas is among a series of 32 Walk MS events taking place within the Society’s South Central five-state region. Walk MS connects and inspires those living with MS and those who care about them. Walk MS began in 1988 and to date has raised more than $870 million to support life changing programs and cutting-edge research. When you participate in Walk MS: Central Arkansas, the funds raised give hope to more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide.

“Walk MS: Central Arkansas is a crucial fundraising and awareness event that contributes to the Society’s overall mission,” says Ray Mack, Vice President of Development for Arkansas. “We are thankful for the continued support of our corporate partners, volunteers and participants who are committed to the Society’s vision of a world free of MS. Together we can achieve the Society’s mission to stop disease progression, restore function and end MS forever.”

Walk MS: Central Arkansas 2015 is a family friendly event featuring fully accessible one mile and 5K route options. On-site registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. official start time. Participants can enjoy complimentary food and entertainment before and after the event. There is no cost to register; however all participants are encouraged to actively fundraise. Fundraising efforts help support programs and services provided by the National MS Society, as well as fund important research into the cause, treatment and cure for MS.