Walking event aids
isle MS programs
The MS Walk seeks participants
for the April 3 fund-raiser
Residents are urged to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis by participating in the annual MS Walk on April 3 at the McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park.
About 1,000 participants are anticipated in the event, sponsored by the Hawaii Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"It's shaping up to be even more of a success than last year's event, but we still need more walkers," said Melanie Horikami, vice president, information systems, of Finance Factors, Inc., and MS Walk chairperson.
Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 7:30 a.m.
Walkers collect pledges for completing the three-mile course through the park and Magic Island.
The money will go to programs and services for more than 700 Hawaii residents with MS.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50.
Symptoms range from mild effects such as numbness to paralysis or blindness.
To register for the walk, call the Hawaii Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 532-0806.
For more information about the disease or the society, call (800) FIGHT-MS or visit www.nationalmssociety.org.