Loveland’s Walk MS Brings its Movement to Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra
LOVELAND, CO – May 1, 2008 – Bring mom on her special weekend to join the movement. Loveland’s Walk MS will be celebrating its 20th anniversary by stepping its way towards a cure on Saturday, May 10 at Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, located just east of The Promenade Shops. This event will be the first Walk MS in Colorado to go green by providing recycling and leaving zero waste.
The Loveland Walk MS begins at 9:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. The walking route is a 2.5 mile loop. Kids of all ages and pets are welcome to participate. Registration is free, and fund-raising is encouraged. Over 300 walkers participated in the 2007 Loveland MS Walk, raising over $33,000 for a cure.
For the first time, the Loveland Walk MS will take place at Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, which is the first permanent exhibit of its kind in the United States, featuring 82 stone sculptures from the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe, Africa.
Walkers will enjoy a fully-accessible 1.5 mile walkway, beautiful African stone sculptures, shade trees, water features, and park benches for seating. In addition, participants will enjoy music, entertainment, and complementary food and beverages. Gift card raffles to the Promenade Shops will also occur on event day so that walkers can continue their afternoon by shopping at Centerra.
Walk MS helps raise funds and increase awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS), which plagues 8,600 people in Colorado – one of the highest prevalence rates in the United States. The Loveland Walk MS funds local programs for those living with multiple sclerosis in our community. These programs include direct financial assistance, educational programs, wellness classes and a mobility equipment loan closet.
For more information or to register for the Loveland Walk MS, please visit www.walkMScolorado.org or contact our local office at 970-482-5016.
About the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Colorado Chapter of the National MS Society was founded in 1959 and provides comprehensive programs and advocacy statewide to assist and empower more than 70,000 Coloradans affected by MS annually. The Colorado Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 440 National MS Society research projects worldwide – six of which are located in Colorado. The chapter has offices in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction serving the Colorado community. For more information, visit www.curemscolorado.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from reduced or lost mobility to numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.
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