SOURCE: National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter

National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter

April 26, 2011 15:51 ET

Walk MS Is More Important Than Ever

Thousands Will Gather on May 1 to Create a World Free of MS

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - In running shoes, wheelchairs and strollers, on scooters and holding leashes, 13,000 neighbors will gather this Sunday morning for Walk MS.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's most accessible, family-friendly event, Walk MS offers something for everyone in 2011, with scenic courses and entertaining post-walk parties featuring great music and food. And with a goal of generating more than $2 million for local services and scientific research, it is also one of the Society's most important fundraising events.

Walk MS events take place at 10 sites across the region, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where hundreds of people also will gather for a Zumbathon® Charity Event; Coca-Cola Park (Home of the IronPigs) in Allentown, Pa.; Valley Forge, Pa.; North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa; Gring's Mill Recreation Area in Reading, Pa; East Goshen Township Park in West Chester, Pa; the Boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ; Medford Lakes, NJ; Parvin State Park in Vineland, N.J.; and Eastern High School in Voorhees, NJ. (Note: all walks kick off at 10 a.m. except the Allentown and Philadelphia events which have a 9 a.m. start time.)

In addition to supporting MS research in Philadelphia and across the country, Walk MS provides personalized services for people living with MS in the region. Funds raised by this event make homes more accessible, pay for home-care aides, fund educational programs and sponsor self-help groups for 13,000 people with MS in the Greater Delaware Valley.

For more information or to register, call 1-800-883-WALK or go to

Walk MS is sponsored by EMD Serono, Pfizer, KPMG, Penn Medicine, GenOn, St. Luke's MS Center, Crayola, Shore Memorial Hospital, Brandywine Realty Trust, Liberty Mutual, Starbucks, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Subway, Lehigh Valley Health Network, The Hartford, South Jersey Federal Credit Union, Air Products, Wegmans, Cobham, Guardian, Zeo Productions, ShopRite, TD Bank, Pepper Hamilton, Hatfield, Turkey Hill and WAEBNewsTalk.

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