MASON CITY, Iowa – Multiple Sclerosis impacts roughly 400,000 people nationwide and this weekend, there will be a walk to help raise awareness about this incurable disease.
KIMT News 3 is one of the many sponsors working with the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National MS Society to bring more awareness to north Iowa.
The goal is to teach people about what this disease does to folks who have been diagnosed like event organizer Angie Buenzow, who was diagnosed back in 2013.
Because it is an incurable disease, there are only treatments available to help suppress the symptoms and not completely cure the illness and Buenzow is hoping this walk will help raise money for those families impacted by MS in Iowa.
“There’s treatment for our symptoms and treatment for the progression, so hopefully we can slow the progression of the disease” says Buenzow, “I feel that this is an important walk to raise money here for the cure.”
The walk will be taking place this Saturday, May 17th at the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City.
For more information about MS and the walk, or if you’re interested in registering for the event, visit the National MS Society’s website.