MS Walk planned for Saturday

By Christy Mullins 331-4266 |
March 22, 2012

A local multiple sclerosis support group will hold an MS Walk this Saturday at Ivy Tech Community College.

The walk starts at 10 a.m. at the main campus, 200 Daniels Way. Registration is at 9 a.m.

All proceeds will go to the National MS Society, although the walk is not affiliated with the society, organizer Tammie Lawrence said.

Lawrence said Saturday’s walk is the first known walk in Bloomington’s history to support the research of multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. An estimated 400,000 people in the country have been diagnosed with MS, including 8,000 in Indiana alone, according to the MS Society.

There have been similar walks in Terre Haute, Columbus and Indianapolis, but not in Bloomington, Lawrence said. “The National MS Society has not had proof that Bloomington could have a successful walk, so we decided to hold our own and donate the money.”

She hopes the walk will become annual, with enough turnout.

Walkers can go one mile or three, after paying a $10 participation fee. The group also will accept monetary donations and checks made to the National MS Society, Lawrence said.

Copyright: 2012


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Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.