MASON CITY, Iowa – To help show support for those affected by multiple sclerosis, all are invited to take part in this weekend’s walk MS.
KIMT along with community partners are sponsoring the 2014 Walk MS to help promote awareness about the disease.
Iowans from all around the state are urged to join walkers, bikers and runners as they also raise funds to help support those suffering from the symptoms.
Jen Gogerty is a Multiple Sclerosis Ambassador, who says the most important thing we can all do is simply take time to be educated on the affects of the disease.
“It’s so hard to say, well, if you have this, this and this, it’s got to be the same for everybody. Which it’s not. So, the communication is huge. There is a saying with the MS Society of how MS kills connections, but it’s the connections that help kill MS. I think that’s so true,” said Gogerty.
Since 1988, they’ve helped to raise more than $10 million to help support people living with MS.
“It does change what you can do, and how you can do things, but you just got to keep yourself active. I realized when it’s time to rest, and stop and take care of yourself, because that’s the main thing. You really have to know what those limitations are,” said Gogerty.
Multiple Sclerosis impacts roughly 400,000 people nationwide and this weekend, there will be a walk to help raise awareness about this incurable disease.
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.