Walk along sea walk for MS in Port Alice

The Scotiabank MS Walk will be taking place in Port Alice on May 10.

The Scotiabank MS Walk will be taking place in Port Alice on May 10.

The Port Alice Scotiabank MS Walk is a fund-raiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, North Vancouver Island Chapter.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The disease attacks the myelin which is a protective covering wrapped around the nerves of the central nervous system.

The chapter provide local programs and services that enhance the lives of those affected by MS on North Vancouver Island as well as leading-edge research to find a cure for MS. The Port Alice Scotiabank MS Walk takes place along the Port Alice Sea Walk. This is a five-kilometre route, which can be done twice for 10 kilometres. Participants may also turn around at any time. The event is open to people of all ages and is dog friendly.

After the walk, participants may enjoy a barbeque lunch. Participants must raise a minimum of $125 for an event t-shirt and lunch. Register in advance at www.mswalks.ca or call toll free 1-877-339-0819 for more information or assistance with registration.

Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. An estimated 100,000 Canadians live with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, MS can affect younger children and older adults. MS is unpredictable and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure.

 

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