Walking to Support the Multiple Sclerosis Society

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day to be out walking, especially for a good cause. Three of us and a guest from the Antelope Valley Freethinkers Meetup Group met up for this month’s meetup to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual walk. We walked the 5k walk. Most excellent conversation was to be had while we walked. Here are some highlights from the Antelope Valley Press:

Highland High School cheerleaders greeted more than 1,300 MS Walkers at the finish line of a 10K, 5K and 1K route in the Lancaster City Marketplace.

Walkers of all ages did an outstanding job of creating awareness of Multiple Sclerosis as they saturated Lancaster Boulevard, Avenue J, Valley Central Way and 32nd Street West Saturday morning, said Jon May, field program manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Antelope Valley/Santa Clarita Field office in Lancaster.

The MS Walk is setup for anyone to easily join in and walk. I signed up on-line and simply turned in my collected donations.

There was no minimum donation to join the walk, so May said there was a large group of people not pre-registered for the event that joined the walk that morning.

Four rest stops with water, fruit and energy bars were available for people during the walk and lunch, cooked by the Sherry Chefs of the Lancaster Elks Lodge, came afterward along with a medal for finishing the route. Coaches Sports Grill in Rosamond, Plaza Meats, Knights of Columbus and Costco sponsored the food.

Money raised at the Antelope Valley walk site helps fund cutting-edge research worldwide and local programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families.

And for those who want to donate either money or time, contact the National MS Society.