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Local Multiple Sclerosis Society brings two-day, outdoor fundraising event to Ohio Valley
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter will host MuckRuckus MS this summer
March 15, 2012– Cincinnati, OH– The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter will bring MuckRuckus MS to Fulton Farms in Troy, OH on June 30, 2012. This unforgettable two-day outdoor event will feature a 10K challenge course oozing with water, mud, and muck. Teams will slosh, slip, and slide through over 20 obstacles all to raise money for a great cause.
“Muckruckus MS is the only event of its kind to raise funds solely for a good cause,” says Kim Deaton, president of the MS Ohio Valley Chapter. “Participants from Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Indiana, and Kentucky will gather to get dirty while helping those living with MS.”
Individuals can register as a team, participant, or volunteer by going to eventohg.nationalmssociety.org . The registration fee is $50 with a $100 fundraising minimum. Individuals who aren’t interested in getting dirty for the cause but still want to lend a hand are challenged to raise as much money as possible to support the 6,000 people living with MS in the Ohio Valley area and fund critical MS research around the world.
To learn more about Muckruckus and the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, visit http://fightmsblog.org/
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it 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 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.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society, founded in 1952, serves more than 6,000 people with multiple sclerosis and their families in 24 Ohio counties and the three northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell. The organization is committed to ensuring that people living with MS across our chapter territory have the information and quality care they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives. To meet these needs, a variety of programs and services that span a spectrum of needs are provided. To learn more about multiple sclerosis or the Ohio Valley Chapter, visit www.fightMStoday.org.