SOURCE: National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter

Challenge Walk MS

October 19, 2010 10:51 ET

Challenge Walk MS Will Raise $400,000 for World Free of MS

250+ Walkers Will Travel Through Brandywine, Philadelphia, and Camden This Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  More than 250 people will accept the challenge to create a world free of multiple sclerosis at Challenge Walk MS 2010 this weekend.

WHAT: This two-day, 30-mile journey will take walkers through the Brandywine Valley and historic Philadelphia, with a goal of raising $400,000 for 13,000 local people living with MS, a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease.

WHEN: Challenge Walk will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 23 in Winterthur, Del. It will conclude at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 24 in Camden, N.J.

WHERE: Challenge Walk will start at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in the beautiful Brandywine Valley and cover 20 miles on Saturday. On Sunday, walkers will travel 10 miles through historic Philadelphia, concluding with a "championship parade" with friends and family at Wiggins Waterfront Park near the Battleship New Jersey in Camden.

WHO: Challenge Walk MS is the National MS Society's most mission-driven event, with most participants sharing an intimate knowledge of MS and how it affects people's lives. Many walkers are living with the daily challenges of MS themselves; others walk or volunteer for their parents, children, siblings and friends. Each walker must raise at least $1,500 to participate.

WHY: Now more than ever, the funds raised through Challenge Walk MS are critical to supporting vital local services, programs and research for 13,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the Greater Delaware Valley. MS is taking an increasing economic and emotional toll on people living with the disease, with unpredictable symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The lifetime cost of living with MS, including lost wages and medical bills, is nearly $3 million.

DETAILS: Visit or call 1-800-883-WALK.

SPONSORS: BDP International, J&J Snack Foods, Krank'd, Del Monte, Sunkist

Contact Information

    Before the walk
    Anne Krishnan

    During the event
    Kevin Moffitt