Heather Murcin

Multiple Sclerosis: Buffalo 2015

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other: a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made, and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to more than 12,800 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others, and start fundraising today.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Location: Buffalo's Canalside

Address: 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Route length(s): TBD

Our new fiscal year began on October 1. Donations made after September 30, 2014, will be credited toward Walk MS 2015. If you have donations that must be credited toward the 2014 event, contact Christy Missico at 716-634-2573 (ext. 70503) or christy.missico@nmss.org.

Checks can be mailed to: National MS Society, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 900, Rochester, NY 14620 (please include a note describing who the donation is for)

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the rallying point of the MS movement - Walk MS!

Buffalo is an amazing place full of great people, awesome sights, and the best food you will ever eat. However, there are also problems in Buffalo. One of the biggest in my opinion is the diseases that seem to be prevalent in our area. Everyone has heard about Roswell and a lot of support is shown by the people of Buffalo. But their is another disease that deserves our attention. Multiple Sclerosis is a horrible disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in your eyes. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions.There has also been speculation that because MS is generally more prevalent in colder climates far north of the equator and far south of the equator, it may be due to vitamin D deficiencies. The body produces the vitamin in response to sunlight and so vitamin D levels fall off in colder countries and in winter because the sun's rays aren't intense enough. Speculation or not, MS is prevalent in Buffalo and we should all do something to raise awareness for this cause. That is why this walk is so important for the city of Buffalo.

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