Lewis W. Diuguid

MS Society walk proves to be successful fundraiser

Updated: 2013-04-29T14:57:09Z

Despite the rain, cold and gloomy weather, hundreds of people turned out Saturday for Walk MS: Greater Kansas City at Sporting Park in western Wyandotte County.

The event celebrated the 25th anniversary of Walk MS, a fundraiser to benefit people with multiple sclerosis. People with children in strollers, in wheelchairs and pets on leashes participated with others who walked freely or with the aid of canes. Some folks had MS. Others walked for friends or relatives with MS.There is no known cause or cure for it.

Folks also took advantage of booths where information was provided about the disease.

On the walk, people had options of either going one, three or six miles. Volunteers along the routes offered water and snacks to participants. Those who went the longer routes got to walk through the Legends and into the Speedway, where NASCAR races take place.

It was a fun event, although more than a bit exhausting for those who went the full distance. The National MS Society -Mid America Chapter website indicates that the goal of raising $250,000 was surpassed with $257,146 taken in.

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