The eighth annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Marshall.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Chairperson Brian Lovell:

Brian Lovell

And Tracey Coffman:

Tracey Coffman

Press Release from the Marshall MS Walk 2012

MS WALK 2012 – MARSHALL, MO

Fact Sheet

  •  The Multiple Sclerosis Walk (MS Walk) will be on April 28th, 2012 starting at the Northpoint Shelter in Indian Foothills Park in Marshall, MO.
  • You may also register on-line on the internet at www.msmidamerica.org or by phone at 1-800-344-4867
  • You may call locally at 886-4730 and ask “Brian” for help if you need assistance to register for the walk or if you wish to contribute in some other way.
  • Registration will begin at 9:00 AM at the Northpoint Shelter. The walk is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM and be completed by 12:00 Noon.
  •   There will be a lunch and prize give aways following the walk for those persons whom have participated.
  •   You may walk as an individual or you may create a team with 4 or more members. Once you have registered, the MS Society will mail you a pledge sheet and additional information for the Walk.
  • The walk is to raise funds for the research and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
  •  There are more than 400,000 Americans with MS and every week 200 persons are diagnosed with MS.
  • Help raise funds to fight MS.

Please join the MS Team and Marshall Community in having a successful event to help support those persons with MS and research to find a cure.

BLL
February 21, 2011

MS Walk – Marshall History

This is the 8th year for the MS Walk in Marshall and we would like to thank everyone in the community that has helped make it successful. The walk is on April 28th at Indian Foothills Park in the NorthPoint Shelter. Registration for the walk begins at 9AM and the walk begins at 10AM. Following the walk we will have a barbeque luncheon with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, desserts, and drinks. We also have a door prize drawing after the luncheon. All the persons walking put their names into a hat and we draw them out; we usually have over 100 prizes to give away. It is a great day in the community and we all truly enjoy working together to make it successful.

Hi, my name is Tracey Coffman and I live in Marshall, MO. I was diagnosed with MS in 1997 and have been receiving treatment since that time. I have relapsing remittent MS, where I have flare ups and then they go away. There are several types of MS and some or more progressive than others. There is no typical set of symptoms; they range from slight balance issues to not being able to walk or have a normal life style. The costs for treatments continue to increase and without insurance it would be very difficult or impossible to manage. The MS Walk is one of the things we as a community can do to help those persons who live in Central Missouri so that they have access to the medicine, treatments, and equipment they need. A portion of the money the MS Walk raises stays in our area so that those persons afflicted with MS and do not have insurance or financial capability to purchase, may still have access to those treatments that help them.